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["St. Louis Special" departing Chicago]

["St. Louis Special" departing Chicago]

Date: c. 1943
Creator: unknown
Description: Illinois Central Railroad's "St. Louis Special" train No. 1-501, headed by Engine No. 2450 - a mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, departing from the Central Station in Chicago.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Pennsylvainia Limited" westbound]

["The Pennsylvainia Limited" westbound]

Date: c. 1930
Creator: unknown
Description: This scene became commonplace by 1929 - Pennsy passenger trains headed by famed K4s Pacifics on first-class passenger runs - because the Atlantics had been retired. In this view, "The Pennsylvania Limited" train No. 5 westbound, headed by a K4s Pacific, type 4-6-2 locomotive, Engine No. 5375 rolls on the high iron at more than a mile a minute with ten cars of standard varnish.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Mail-Express train in Pennsylvania]

[Mail-Express train in Pennsylvania]

Date: January 1923
Creator: Newman-Schmidt
Description: One of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Mail-Express trains, headed by a K4s locomotive with a standard coach on the rear-end, rolls through the Pennsylvania countryside on a cold, dismal day in January 1923.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Mighty Engine No. 1361 of the Pennsylvania Railroad]

[Mighty Engine No. 1361 of the Pennsylvania Railroad]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: Pennsylvania Railroad's mighty and versatile Engine No. 1361, a K4s Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, was one of the earliest built in the shops at Altoona, Pennsylvania. This locomotive was placed in service May 18, 1918 and hauled passenger trains on the main line between New York, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh over a period of thirty-five years. It rolled up a total of 2,469,000 miles before retirement. It now reposes at the famous Horseshoe Curve as a permanent monument.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

Date: 1951
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph depicts the most famous stretch of railroad main line in the world as it appeared in the autumn of 1951- the Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve, located in Kittanning Gap in Pennsylvania. In this scene a Pennsylvania K4s locomotive acts as a "helper" on the head-end of a diesel powered train.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

Date: 1954
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a train passing between mountains near a lake. Characterized as one of the most fantastic scenes on any railroad - this is the Pennsylvania's Horseshoe Curve shortly after sunrise on a spring morning in 1954. This was the centennial year of Horse Shoe Curve, which was built in 1854. The Mountain in the background in the center of the Curve is Kittaning Mountain.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Montrealer" near Montreal]

["The Montrealer" near Montreal]

Date: January 1938
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of one of America's most unique passenger trains. Depicted in this photograph is the "Montrealer" train No. 21, northbound, on the last portion of its journey near Montreal, Canada. The famous old name train - headed by a C,ational's Engine No. 231 - a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive with a consist of five standard heavyweight cats - was om service for a number of decades. "The Montrealer" was a Pennsylvania train from Washington D.C. to New York; a New Haven train from New York to Springfield; a Boston train from Springfield to White River Junction; and a Canadian National train from White River Junction to Montreal. The rail distance was 669.7 miles. Over a span of years "The Montrealer" departed from Washington at 4:00 pm and arrived in Montreal at 8:55 am. This schedule was equivalent to an average running time of about 40 miles per hour.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Santa Fe's "Queen of the Rails"]

[Santa Fe's "Queen of the Rails"]

Date: c. 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Santa Fe's "Queen of the Rails" - the "California Limited" train No. 4 eastbound, headed by Engine No. 2928 - a Northern type 4-8-4 locomotive, and a consist of fourteen standard heavyweight cars- crosses the Canyon Diablo Bridge near Winslow, Arizona. Observe this locomotive's automatic-type, elevating smokestack, designed to increase the up-draft, thereby increasing combustion efficiency in the firebox.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Chicago and North Western Railway's passenger station]

[Chicago and North Western Railway's passenger station]

Date: c. 1948
Creator: Allison - Lightall
Description: This photograph depicts one of the nations finest railroad passenger stations - Chicago and North Western Railway's Chicago passenger station. Sign above the station says" Streamliners, North Western, Union Pacific"
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Interior of Chicago and North Western Railway station]

[Interior of Chicago and North Western Railway station]

Date: c. 1965
Creator: unknown
Description: A typical rush hour scene in the magnificent Chicago Station of the Chicago and North Western Railway.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad