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["The Bluebonnet" departs from Dallas]

Description: It's a typical summer day in Texas and the year is 1950. The Katy's "The Bluebonnet" train No. 7 southbound, headed by a beautiful Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of eight standard heavyweight passenger cars - departs from Dallas on its lengthy run to San Antonio.
Date: 1950
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Sunbeam" at Dallas]

Description: Southern Pacific's morning passenger train from Houston to Dallas is Train No. 15 The Hustler which uses the same cars as the afternoon Sunbeam. After its arrival in Dallas the entire train will be turned on "the wye" serviced, have a parlor car added to the consist and leave for Houston as Train No. 14 at five pm.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Sunbeam" at Dallas Union Terminal]

Description: Southern Pacific Railroad's "The Sunbeam" engine No. 650, a type 4-6-2 locomotive, at Dallas Union Terminal in 1950. Streamlined steam locomotive No.650 has been serviced and coupled to its train. When the number 13 is placed into its train indicator atop the boiler it will be ready to depart "On the Advertised" at 5:00PM as The Sunbeam.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[The "Hustler" entering Dallas]

Description: Southern Pacific's the "Hustler" train No. 15 northbound, headed by Engine No.650, a streamlined type 4-6-2 locomotive, entering Dallas Union Station on its run from Houston. The train is passing under the electric street railway viaduct (destroyed in the late 1950s) which spanned the railroad tracks and crossed over the Trinity River. Electric street cars to and from Oak Cliff and Interurban cars of the Northern Texas Traction Company and Texas Electric Railway used this double track facility.
Date: 1951~
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Twin Star Rocket" departing from Dallas]

Description: Rock Island's " Twin Star Rocket" train No. 17, southbound, headed by diesel locomotive No. 677, enroute from Minneapolis, Minnesota to Houston, leaves Dallas on the last portion of its run in 1951. This was one of the finest streamliners operating in the nation. Its route from the Twin Cities of the north to the Texas' metropolis adjacent to the Gulf covered a rail distance of 1,363 miles.
Date: 1951
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Lone Star Limited" at the Dallas Union Terminal]

Description: The St. Louis Southwestern (Cotton Belt) Railway's "Lone Star Limited" train No. 11, westbound, headed by Engine No 677, a Mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, at the Dallas Union Terminal Station. It has completed the run from Memphis, Tennessee. This was one of the finest passenger trains operating in the Southwest. t
Date: June 1951
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad