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[Suburban-bound trains at Chicago Station]

[Suburban-bound trains at Chicago Station]

Date: c. 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: The Chicago and North Western Railway - spanning a period of many years - always operated the largest fleer of commuter trains into and out of the "Windy City". This scene portrays seven suburban-bound trains which have departed from the Chicago Station. The city of Chicago is in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Steam engines retired at Chicago Passenger Station]

[Steam engines retired at Chicago Passenger Station]

Date: c. 1946
Creator: unknown
Description: In the closing years of the "Glory Days of Steam" the Chicago and North Western Railway's work horses stand at track ends in the Chicago passenger station.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[E-4 Streamliners in Chicago]

[E-4 Streamliners in Chicago]

Date: 1945~
Creator: unknown
Description: The Chicago and North Western Railway's E-4 type streamliners, which headed the "Overland Limited" and "Challenger" trains between Chicago and the West Coast, stand in the Chicago Passenger Station.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Pacific steam engine leaving the Chicago station]

[Pacific steam engine leaving the Chicago station]

Date: 1939
Creator: unknown
Description: Most of the Chicago and North Western Railway's fleet of passenger trains traveled behind Pacifics like No. 2911, seen here leaving the Chicago station in 1939. The city of Chicago is in the background of this photo.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Passengers boarding the "Twin Cities 400"]

[Passengers boarding the "Twin Cities 400"]

Date: December 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: On a snowy night in December 1947, passengers are boarding the Chicago and North Western's "Twin Cities 400" streamliner at the Chicago Station.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Blizzard in the Chicago Station]

[Blizzard in the Chicago Station]

Date: January 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: One of the most unique of all railroad photographs: It is a January night in 1958 and a blizzard-snowstorm rages in the "Windy City". This scene is in the yards - the Chicago and North Western Railway's Chicago passenger station is visible in the background. Observe the gas jets which are keeping switches from being frozen.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Bluebonnet" departs from Dallas]

["The Bluebonnet" departs from Dallas]

Date: 1950
Creator: unknown
Description: It's a typical summer day in Texas and the year is 1950. The Katy's "The Bluebonnet" train No. 7 southbound, headed by a beautiful Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of eight standard heavyweight passenger cars - departs from Dallas on its lengthy run to San Antonio.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Lounge car on "The Bluebonnet" ]

[Lounge car on "The Bluebonnet" ]

Date: 1943
Creator: unknown
Description: Interior view of the Parlor Lounge Car in the consist of the Katy's "The Bluebonnet" train No. 7 southbound enroute from Dallas to San Antonio, Texas. This beautiful parlor lounge was a standard heavyweight car.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Advent of the Streamliners]

[Advent of the Streamliners]

Date: c. 1940
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph portrays the dawn of a new era in railroading - advent of the streamliners in the late 1930s and early 1940s, plus modernization of the " Age of Steam" streamlining steam motive power. The splendor of Southern Pacific's "The Sunbeam" is shown. This train went into service between Dallas and Houston on September 15, 1937 - traversing the rail distance: 265 miles in 265 minutes. The consist of eight lightweight cars is headed by Engine No. 652, a Pacific type 4-6-2 streamlined steam locomotive with disc drivers, air horn and equipped with a Vanderbuilt tender (an oil burner).
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Sunbeam" train leaving Dallas]

["Sunbeam" train leaving Dallas]

Date: October 5, 1952
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: In an era of rapid transit in Texas the Southern Pacific's advertisements cited the "Sunbeam" trains - modern streamliners - as the apex in luxury and speed between Dallas and Houston - an elapsed time of four hours and twenty-five minutes. This view portrays the "Sunbeam" train No. 14 southbound headed by Engine No. 651 - a streamlined Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive - rolling out of Dallas Union Station, enroute to Houston on the afternoon of October 5, 1952.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad