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  Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
 Decade: 1910-1919
["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.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The California Limited"]

["The California Limited"]

Date: c. 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: Santa Fe's oldest name train - the California Limited stand in the Los Angeles California depot. This de Luxe passenger train headed by a beautiful ten wheeler, type 4-6-0 engine No. 53, with a consist of six superb passenger cars, all handcrafted wood - having open platforms and under body truss rods - has consummated its long journey - approximately 2,267 miles - requiring about 68 hours - from Chicago.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Chicago "Pay-Car"]

[Chicago "Pay-Car"]

Date: c. 1915
Creator: Hastman, Lee
Description: This photograph portrays an unusual rail consist: Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's Engine No. 202, a 2-6-2 type heading the "pay-car" in Chicago. In this era the railroad's tracks were being elevated throughout the metropolitan area.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["The Meteor"]

["The Meteor"]

Date: c. 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: St. Louis and San Francisco Railway's oldest name train "The Meteor" operating between Chicago, St. Louis, Springfield, Sapulpa, Denison, Sherman, Fort Worth and Dallas - a rail distance of 976 miles. This famous train made its first run on March 17, 1902. Even in this early era "The Meteor" was one of the nation's de Lux long-distance passenger trains. Its dining car service was comparable to that on the Santa Fe, being under the supervision of Fred Harvey.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[NYC “The Twentieth Century Limited” Engine No. 604]

[NYC “The Twentieth Century Limited” Engine No. 604]

Date: c. 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: In an era of long ago New York Central's "The Twentieth Century Limited" headed by Engine No. 604, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, rolls over the route between New York and Chicago around 1911. Here the abbreviation "L.S. & M.S." (Lake Shore & Michigan Southern) appears below the cab's window instead of on the tender. Both practices were prototypical early in the twentieth century. This all pullman train went into service on June 15, 1902.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Open-top Observation Car of the "Scenic Limited"]

[Open-top Observation Car of the "Scenic Limited"]

Date: c. 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad's open-top observation car attached to the "Scenic Limited" train No. 5, westbound, at the Hanging Bridge in the Royal Gorge, Colorado around 1912.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Suburban commuter train leaving Chicago]

[Suburban commuter train leaving Chicago]

Date: c. 1910
Creator: unknown
Description: One of Illinois Central Railroad's early suburban trains - headed by Engine No. 1050 - a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive with a consist of five handcrafted wooden cars, having open platforms and under-body truss rods - leaving Central Station in Chicago. At the turn of the century the Illinois Central Railroad was providing commuter service.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Sunset Limited" at Santa Barbara depot]

["Sunset Limited" at Santa Barbara depot]

Date: c. 1916
Creator: unknown
Description: In the days when Steam was King, Southern Pacific's "Sunset Limited" train No. 2 eastbound, headed by Engine No. 2286 - a Pacific type 4-6-2- locomotive - with a consist of nine standard heavyweight cars - awaits the conductor's "B-o-a-rd!" at the depot in Santa Barbara.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
["Sunset Special" rolls through southwestern Missouri]

["Sunset Special" rolls through southwestern Missouri]

Date: c. 1917
Creator: unknown
Description: This train of yesteryear, Missouri Pacific Railroad's "Sunshine Special" train No. 2, northbound, headed by Engine No. 6423, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of seven cars, rolls through southwestern Missouri countryside enroute from Texas to St. Louis.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Southern Pacific's East Dallas Depot]

[Southern Pacific's East Dallas Depot]

Date: September 1916
Creator: unknown
Description: Houston and Texas Central (Southern Pacific) Railroad's East Dallas Depot, which was located on the southeast corner of Pacific Avenue and the railroad's right of way (now North Central Expressway), as it appeared in September 1916.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
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