[Train Engine #908 and Cars Crossing Trinity River]

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Photograph of train engine #908 and attached cars on elevated railroad tracks, viewed from the front. "908" is visible on the front of the engine. Dark smoke billows back from the front chimney. Electrical poles line the left side of the grass in the distance. Handwritten text below the image says, "Dallas, Texas 1948 Train #8 crossing Trinity River (from El Paso)."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 13 cm., on mat 26 x 31 cm.

Creation Information

Plummer, R. S. 1948.

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This photograph is part of the collection entitled: Texas & Pacific Railway Collection and one other and was provided by The Grace Museum to The Portal to Texas History, a digital repository hosted by the UNT Libraries. It has been viewed 12 times. More information about this photograph can be viewed below.

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Description

Photograph of train engine #908 and attached cars on elevated railroad tracks, viewed from the front. "908" is visible on the front of the engine. Dark smoke billows back from the front chimney. Electrical poles line the left side of the grass in the distance. Handwritten text below the image says, "Dallas, Texas 1948 Train #8 crossing Trinity River (from El Paso)."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 8 x 13 cm., on mat 26 x 31 cm.

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Texas & Pacific Railway Collection

Historic photographs, news clippings, and archives from privately donated Texas and Pacific Railway archives. Items chronicle the rise and influence of railroads on West Texas’ evolution during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

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  • 1948

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  • Jan. 24, 2017, 3:13 p.m.

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  • May 4, 2017, 5:25 p.m.

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Plummer, R. S. [Train Engine #908 and Cars Crossing Trinity River], photograph, 1948; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth822657/: accessed July 9, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Grace Museum.