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[Clinchfield's Railroad's Special Excursion train]

[Clinchfield's Railroad's Special Excursion train]

Date: June 10, 1979
Creator: unknown
Description: A survivor of the "Glory Days of Steam" - the author: Burt C. Blanton - momentarily delays departure of the Clinchfield Railroad's special excursion train wich is standing at the Marion, North Carolina Depot; scheduled to leave at 9:00 am on Sunday morning, June 10, 1979. The train is headed by the Clinchfield's passenger locomotives, No. 200, type FP-7A, and No. 800, type F-7A. The consist was eight cars. The train's route was in a northerly direction from Marion to Erwin, Tennessee - a rail distance of 82.3 miles. The Clinchfield Railroad is a typical mountain line (standard gauge) - 275 miles in length - completed on February 9, 1915, at an average cost of $201,000 per mile. It's rails traverse a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the railroad crosses the Eastern Transcontinental Divide in the Blue Ridge Tunnel which has a length of 1,865 feet. There are 55 tunnels on the route, ranging from 154 to 7,865 feet. This excellent short line railroad extends from the southern terminus, Spartanburg, South Carolina, via Marion, North Carolina to Erwin, Tennessee; and thence to the northern terminus at Elkhorn City, Kentucky.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Burt C. Blanton and G. Robert Freeman, Jr. in Denison, Texas]

[Burt C. Blanton and G. Robert Freeman, Jr. in Denison, Texas]

Date: June 20, 1970
Creator: Hanlon, Pat
Description: Burt C. Blanton and G. Robert Freeman, Jr. have just de-trained from a trip aboard the "Flying Scotsman" at the KATY Station in Denison, Texas on June 20, 1970.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Flying Scotsman" leaving Dallas]

["The Flying Scotsman" leaving Dallas]

Date: June 20, 1970
Creator: Mizell, Charles M.
Description: The famed English locomotive, London and North Eastern Railway's No 4472, "The Flying Scotsman" with its nine car consist leaving Dallas early on the morning of June 20, 1970. A southbound KATY freight train waits on the siding.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Amarillo Depot]

[Amarillo Depot]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: The Santa Fe's attractive and well maintained depot at Amarillo, Texas.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Los Angeles Limited" in Cheyenne, Wyoming]

["Los Angeles Limited" in Cheyenne, Wyoming]

Date: c. 1916
Creator: Stimson, J.
Description: Photograph of one of the Union Pacific Railroad's most famous passenger trains - the "Los Angeles Limited" headed by an Atlantic type 4-4-2 locomotive, Engine No. 116 as it passes through Cheyenne, Wyoming. The train consisted of seven handcrafted wooden cars - heated by potbellied iron stoves and illuminated by kerosene lamps.
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["Blue Bird" near St. Louis, Missouri]

["Blue Bird" near St. Louis, Missouri]

Date: c. 1958
Creator: unknown
Description: Wabash Railroad's famous streamliner "Blue Bird" train No. 24 northbound, powered by diesel locomotive No. 1002 with domes on Pullman cars and coaches. glides through beautiful Forest Park, St. Louis, enroute to Chicago.
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["C.P. Huntington" locomotive]

["C.P. Huntington" locomotive]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Southern Pacific's No. 1 locomotive - the C.P. Huntington - type 4-2-4T, built in the shops of Danforth, Cooke and Company of Paterson, New Jersey, in 1863. This diminutive steam engine was the first to cross the Huey P. Long Bridge spanning the Mississippi River during opening ceremonies on December 16, 1935.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["California Zephyr" in Colorado]

["California Zephyr" in Colorado]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: The superb Vista-Domed streamliner, "California Zephyr", rolls over Western Pacific rails through Feather River Canyon in California, circa 1960. Mountains and a river are in the background.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["California Zephyr" in Colorado]

["California Zephyr" in Colorado]

Date: c. 1960
Creator: unknown
Description: The famous "California Zephyr" roll through Colorado on Denver and Rio Grande Western Rails, circa 1960. This modern Domeliner traveled a route of 2,532 miles from Chicago to Dan Francisco. The luxury train was jointly operated by the Burlington, Rio Grande and Western Pacific Railroads.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["El Capitan" climbs towards Raton Pass]

["El Capitan" climbs towards Raton Pass]

Date: c. 1959
Creator: unknown
Description: Climbing towards the crest of Raton Pass, Santa Fe's "El Capitan", a high-level consist, affords passengers an opportunity to enjoy the mountain scenery of southern Colorado near the famous Wootton Ranch.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
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