["The Meteor"]

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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.

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1 photograph : b&w

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Creator: Unknown. 1910~.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Rescuing Texas History, 2007 and was provided by Museum of the American Railroad to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 100 times . More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Museum of the American Railroad

Located in the North Texas town of Frisco, the Museum of the American Railroad is a nonprofit organization committed to sharing the instrumental role the railroads played in Texan and American history. The museum partners and shares space with the Frisco Heritage Museum.

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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.

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1 photograph : b&w

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Rescuing Texas History, 2007

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  • 1910~

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  • Sept. 28, 2007, 12:05 a.m.

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  • March 1, 2017, 6:37 p.m.

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["The Meteor"], photograph, 1910~; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth28927/: accessed May 24, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Museum of the American Railroad.