[T&P Trains Leaving Dallas]

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Photograph of a clipping from T&P Topics December 1955 issue. Pictured are six T&P trains leaving Dallas for the 1935 Rose Bowl game. Written below the image are "[sic] One of the biggest and longest passenger movements of the T&P took place when 9 special trains ran out of Dallas to the Rose Bowl in California carrying 2000 S.M.U. Mustang supporters. The T&P ran 6 of the 9 trains. All were 900 series locomotives Two had feedwater heaters. They are (L-R) #'s 909, 900, 908, 901, 907, and 905. The fact that Stanford won the traditional New Years Day football ... continued below

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1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 21 cm., on mat 26 x 31 cm.

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Creator: Unknown. December 1955.

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Photograph of a clipping from T&P Topics December 1955 issue. Pictured are six T&P trains leaving Dallas for the 1935 Rose Bowl game. Written below the image are "[sic] One of the biggest and longest passenger movements of the T&P took place when 9 special trains ran out of Dallas to the Rose Bowl in California carrying 2000 S.M.U. Mustang supporters. The T&P ran 6 of the 9 trains. All were 900 series locomotives Two had feedwater heaters. They are (L-R) #'s 909, 900, 908, 901, 907, and 905. The fact that Stanford won the traditional New Years Day football game 7-0 didn't dim the luster of the 3,000-mile excursion for the fans" and "T&P Topics, Dec 1955, pg 34."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 11 x 21 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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  • December 1955

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[T&P Trains Leaving Dallas], photograph, December 1955; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth860398/: accessed September 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Grace Museum.