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["Oriental Limited" crossing the Mississippi River]

["Oriental Limited" crossing the Mississippi River]

Date: 1912
Creator: unknown
Description: A proud name in Great Northern Railway passenger train service and history is the "Oriental Limited" a de luxe train seen here crossing the historic Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi River linking St. Paul and Minneapolis in 1912. This double-tracked bridge, which has 23 arches in its 1200-foot span, is the only structure upon which James J. Jill, the Empire Builder, permitted his name to be inscribed.
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[First Union Pacific passenger train leaves Ft. Collins]

[First Union Pacific passenger train leaves Ft. Collins]

Date: July 15, 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: This photograph depicts one of the most eventful days in the history of Fort Collins, Colorado. The date is July 15, 1911 and the time is 7:20 am as the Union Pacific's first passenger train departs from the city. Observe the beautiful old-time steam locomotive, an American, type 4-4-0 locomotive, heading a consist of handcrafted wooden cars, having underbody truss rods and open platforms.
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["Daylight Special" at Chicago Central Station]

["Daylight Special" at Chicago Central Station]

Date: 1911
Creator: unknown
Description: One of the Illinois Central's de luxe passenger trains; the "Daylight Special" train No. 19 southbound, stands in the Central Station in Chicago - as passengers entrain - prior to the departure hour : 10:02 AM. This train (and its companion, No. 20 northbound) operated between Chicago, Springfield, and St. Louis. The rail distance was 294.17 miles; and the schedule was 7 hours and 44 minutes: equivalent to a running time of about 40 miles per hour. This photograph was taken in the summer of 1911. This was a modern train in that era - cited in the Official Guide of the Railways (June 1916) as: All steel and electric-lighted. The consist included: chair cars and coaches, cafe-club car and Observation Parlor car.
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["Texas-Colorado Limited" in West Dallas]

["Texas-Colorado Limited" in West Dallas]

Date: 1907
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of Texas and Pacific Railway's "Texas-Colorado Limited" train No. 24 eastbound, in West Dallas, around 1907. This ancient consist, comprising seven cars, is all of wood construction.
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["Cannon Ball" at Marshall, Texas]

["Cannon Ball" at Marshall, Texas]

Date: 1903
Creator: unknown
Description: Texas and Pacific Railway's "Cannon Ball", train No. 6 eastbound headed by Engine No. 359, at the Marshall, Texas Depot in autumn 1903.
Contributing Partner: Museum of the American Railroad
[Maiden Run of "Pennsylvania Special"]

[Maiden Run of "Pennsylvania Special"]

Date: June 1902
Creator: unknown
Description: Heading out of the old Exchange Place Station in Jersey City, a spindly Atlantic type 4-4-2 locomotive and four de luxe coaches begin the maiden run of the "Pennsylvania Special" in June of 1902. Twenty hours and 912 miles later she will enter Chicago having given birth to a new era in passenger travel. On that same day in June the New York Central Railroad's "Twentieth Century Limited" also went into service. By 1929 all of the Pennsy's Atlantics had given way to the famed K4s Pacifics on first-class passenger runs.
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[Maiden Run of "North Coast Limited"]

[Maiden Run of "North Coast Limited"]

Date: April 29, 1900
Creator: unknown
Description: An intriguing photograph of Northern Pacific Railroad's first "North Coast Limited" which made its maiden run on April 29, 1900. The train is headed by a ten-wheeler, type 4-6-0 locomotive bearing the Engine No. 271, with a consist of eight handcrafted wooden cars - all having open platforms and underbody truss rods - heated by potbellied iron stoves and illuminated by kerosene. This was the first electrically-lighted train to operate between the Midwest and the North Pacific Coast - it also introduced such travel comforts as steam heat, baths, and barber-valet service - inaugurating the era of travel luxury on the rails.
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[Early Passenger Train in Minnesota]

[Early Passenger Train in Minnesota]

Date: January 1900
Creator: Barnes, Dwight
Description: On a winter morning in January 1900, the Great Northern Railway's passenger train stands at the Cokato, Minnesota depot. It is headed by an American type 4-4-0 locomotive bearing the Engine No. 127. This locomotive was built by the Schenectady Locomotive Works in 1882, and scrapped in 1916. Observe this burnished locomotive and its consist of clean and well-maintained equipment.
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