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[Esperanza Station]

Description: Esperanza Station on the Old Mexican Railway, formerly the "Queen's Own" in August 1964. Photographed from the rear-end of passenger train No. 51, eastbound, enroute from Mexico City to Veracruz. This 269-mile line is one of the great scenic routes in the Republic of Mexico.
Date: August 1964
Creator: Monaghan, M.D.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Stalled train near Carneros]

Description: Stalled on the grade to Carneros --- Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's southbound freight headed by Engine No. 261, a Consolidation type 2-8-0, leased from the National Railways of Mexico, is over taken by a second freight, double-headed by Coahuila and Zacatecas' Engines Nos. 12 and 3, both Consolidation types. Then the mixed train arrives, headed by Coahuila and Zacatecas' Engine No. 11, also a Consolidation type. It pushed as well. Eventually these trains arrived at Carneros station which is the highest point on this narrow gauge railroad, elevation 6,873 feet. Carneros is located 25 miles south of Saltillo.
Date: January 7, 1961
Creator: Richardson, R.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Train at Avalos station in Mexico]

Description: Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad train No. 11, westbound, headed by a type 2-6-0 locomotive, at Avalos on January 1, 1961. This runs in a 3 foot narrow gauge railroad.
Date: January 1, 1961
Creator: Richardson, R.W.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Autovias" train in Mexican mountains]

Description: Chihuahua - Pacific Railway's "Autovias" train, consisting of fiat diesel cars coming out of one of the 73 tunnels which are located on the line between La Junta and El Fuerte, Mexico on the 281 mile portion of the route traversing the mountain region over the Continental Divide around 1968.
Date: 1968
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Aztec Eagle" departing from Mexico City]

Description: "The Aztec Eagle" train No. 1 northbound, modern streamlined passenger train of the National Railways of Mexico departing from Mexico City on the 802 mile run to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico located on the Rio Grande opposite Laredo, Texas. Circa 1960.
Date: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

Bull fighter in a ring

Description: A bull fighter stands before a bull ready to charge at him in the middle of an arena among hundreds of spectators.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre

[Empalme engine terminal]

Description: The Southern Pacific of Mexico's Empalme, Mexico shops and engine terminal, June 1922.
Date: June 1922
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

Four paneled poster of a musical band

Description: Four panels depict a three man band of musicians in different activities. In the middle of the panels there is the title: "Los Excentricos (The Eccentrics) Agustin Isunza Cesar Sosa y Varelita 'Un disloque de carcajadas musicales.' " Panel Top Left: One musician plays a xylophone while the other two stand next to him, one holding an accordion and the other a guitar. Panel Top Right: The three musicians sit in a row with their hands clasped over their knees. Panel Bottom Left: The xylophone player looks towards the guitar player behind him while the accordion player kneels below the xylophone looking up. Panel Bottom Right: All three musicians stand in dramatic poses while playing their instruments.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre

Four paneled poster of actor Agustin Isunza

Description: A four paneled poster shows Agustin Isunza portraying different characters. All of them are cowboys except for the bottom right panel where he is just himself in a suit. Autograph on photo: "A Marie con todo el afecto de su cuate Agustin I."
Date: February 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre

Four paneled poster of actres Maria Teresa Barcelata

Description: Four panels depict actress Maria Teresa Barcelata in different poses. In the middle of the panels where is a cut-out of Maria wearing a strapless dress with her name in a box in the middle. Panel Top Left: Maria wears a floor-length strapless dress and beaded necklaces Panel Top Right: Maria leans against a wall with her right hand on her waist and the other holding on to a cord being dangled from an unknown location. She wears a floor-length strapless dress with geometric designs, and beaded necklaces around her neck. Panel Bottom Left: Maria sits on the ground while playing a guitar. Panel Bottom Right: Maria rests her chin on her hand while sitting on the ground in a floor-length dress. Autograph on photo: "Para Maria Sinceramente Maria T. Barcelata"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre

[Interoceanic Railway of Mexico train crossing a gorge]

Description: Passenger train on the Interoceanic Railway of Mexico enroute between Mexico City and Veracruz in September 1920. This narrow gauge train, headed by a Consolidation type 2-8-0 steam locomotive with a diverse consist, carried a Broiler-buffet Sleeping car on the rear-end which provided meal service for Pullman passengers.
Date: September 1920
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Melchor Ocampo" in Fraile]

Description: A combine second and first class coach, No. 7 named "Melchor Ocampo" is the rear-end car on the Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's passenger train which has made a station stop at the small town of Fraile on February 23, 1960. Along these narrow gauge rails in the early 1920s bandits frequently staged holdups of trains carrying payrolls in gold and silver to the mines at Concepcion del Oro.
Date: February 23, 1960
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

Photograph of group "Trio Los Mexicanos"

Description: Three brothers named Victor, Juan and Salvador pose as the group "Trio Los Mexicanos" "The Mexican Trio" Autograph in top left corner: "Con nuestro mas sincero cariño para nuestra linda amiguita Sra. "Maria". Un recuerdo. Victor Rocha Diaz Juan Rocha Diaz Salvador Rocha Diaz 12-2-51"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre

[Photograph of Woman in Fortin de Las Flores]

Description: Photograph of a woman standing in Fortin De Las Flores amidst various trees and plants. Next to her is a sign that reads: "Favor de no cortar las flores y frutas; Please do not cut the flowers and fruits."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre

[Photograph of Women on River Boat]

Description: Photograph of Marie Burkhaler, Harvest Queen and Vivian Osio plus an unknown woman sitting on a river boat called "Maria" while other boats pass by them. The man in the background is Hiram Parks. The photograph was taken at Xochimilco Lake in Mexico City.
Date: February 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre

[Photograph of Women Standing on River Boat]

Description: Photograph of Marie Burkhaler, Harvest Queen, and Vivian Osio plus an unknown woman standing on a river boat called "Maria." The photo was taken on Xochimilco Lake in Mexico City.
Date: February 1949
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre

Portrait of a musician family

Description: Portrait of musicians Monolo Mendoza, Juanita Mendoza and their sister. Autographs on photo: "Con cariño Juanita Mendoza" "Marie Con todo cariño Manolo Mendoza"
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre

Portrait of a singing duo

Description: A woman in traditional dress stands next to a man in a mariachi outfit holding a guitar. Autograph on photo: "Con todo afecto y sinceridad de sus amigos Martha X.E.Q.M.E.X."
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Rose Marine Theatre