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[Burning of the Railroad YMCA]

Description: Burning of the Railroad YMCA. The Railroad YMCA opened in April of 1903 and continued as the YMCA until the building burned in the mid 1950's. The building faced South Magnolia and was on the lot in front of the present Railroad General Office Building.
Date: 1955~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Palestine Public Library

Colorful Chuck Wagon Master, Col. Sam Privitt

Description: Photograph of Chuck Wagon Master Colonel Sam Privitt standing beside a wood cutout in the shape of Texas with several cattle brands burnt into it. Privitt is wearing a cowboy hat, bow tie, and vest.
Date: 1955
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Childress County Heritage Museum

Kimbell Mill and Elevator

Description: Elevator, mill and residence located on the east side of 2nd Street between Pecan and Plum Streets.
Date: 1955~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

Municipal Light and Power

Description: Two story city power plant, water tower and 1938 Dodge truck. Building is located on the southwest corner of Bolivar and 2nd Streets.
Date: 1955~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

[Opening of I-10 Bridge]

Description: Henry Jacob Lutcher Stark shakes hands with John Simmons at the opening of the I-10 bridge in Orange, Texas. Nelda Stark stands beside them.
Date: 1955~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[The "Powatan Arrow" passing the "Jawn Henry"]

Description: Norfolk and Western Railway's the "Powhatan Arrow" headed by streamlined engine No. 605, a Class J Northern type 4-8-4 locomotive, passing engine No. 2300, the "Jawn Henry." The Jawn Henry was a one-of-a-kind experimental coal turbine electric that had a water tube boiler. It was rated at 4500 horsepower at 8000 rpm. It was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in May 1954 and left the N&W roster on January 4, 1958.
Date: 1955~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

Public School - Sanger, Texas

Description: The new brick wing added to the old building on Elm Street. A similar wing was added on the east side. This wing and the old building burned in the 1980s.
Date: 1955~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Sanger Public Library

["The Texas Eagle" in Arlington, Texas]

Description: Texas and Pacific's " The Texas Eagle", train No. 2, eastbound, a modern streamliner powered by diesel electric locomotives with a consist of fifteen cars, rolls over the high-iron near Arlington, Texas, enroute from Fort Worth to Dallas and St. Louis.
Date: 1955~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Tugboat]

Description: Photograph of the tugboat named "Captain Chris Harms" or Harm's Marine Service, Orange, Texas. The print has some painting and cropping instructions on it.
Date: 1955~
Creator: Pridgen's Studio
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Two trains at Dallas' Union Station]

Description: At left, Fort Worth and Denver Railway's "Texas Zephyr" train No. 2, northbound, is ready to depart fron the Dallas Union Station. At right, the "Sam Houston Zephyr" train No. 4, northbound is just arriving in the terminal from Houston.
Date: 1955~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad