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["The Black Gold" arriving in Dallas]

Description: Frisco's "The Black Gold" train No. 517, southbound, headed by Engine No. 1039, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, arriving in Dallas from Tulsa, Oklahoma.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["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
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Bluebonnet" in Dallas]

Description: Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad's train No. 7, "The Bluebonnet", headed by Engine No. 392, a type 4-6-2 locomotive in Dallas in 1950.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Cotton Belt train in Dallas]

Description: St. Louis and Southwestern Railway's Cotton Belt train No. 1, headed by Engine No. 678, a type 4-8-2 locomotive, rolls through Dallas.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Hustler" departing from Dallas]

Description: Southern Pacific's " The Hustler" train No. 16, southbound, headed by Engine No. 629, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, departing from Dallas enroute to Houston.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Katy Flyer" near Garland, Texas]

Description: Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad's train No. 6, "The Katy Flyer" headed by Engine No. 391, a type 4-6-2 locomotive near Garland, Texas.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Morning Star" a Cotton Belt train in Dallas]

Description: St. Louis Southwestern Railway's train No. 6, the "Morning Star", headed by Engine No. 676, a Cotton Belt type 4-8-2 locomotive rolling through Dallas.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Sam Houston Zephyr" leaving Dallas]

Description: Fort Worth and Denver's "Sam Houston Zephyr" train No. 4, northbound from Houston, leaves the Dallas Union Terminal Station enroute to Fort Worth.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Southern Pacific engine at the Cadiz St. Roundhouse in Dallas]

Description: Observe this masterpiece of streamlined steam motive power - bearing the name "Sunbeam", Southern Pacific's Engine No. 652, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, on the turntable at the Cadiz Street Roundhouse in Dallas, Texas.
Date: 1950~
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Texas and Pacfic train in Dallas]

Description: Twin 2000HP E7s power Texas & Pacific's Train No.8 "The Southerner" past Union Terminal Company's coach yard in 1950 with South Tower and the powerhouse smokestack in the distance.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Texas and Pacific mail and passenger train arriving in Dallas]

Description: Texas & Pacific 4-8-2 No. 907 heads up a heavy mail and express train which originated in St.Louis and was brought to Texarkana by the Missouri Pacific. From there the T&P will take the train all the way to El Paso. Seen here approaching Dallas from the south in 1950.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Texas Eagle" in Dallas]

Description: Texas and Pacific train No. 1 the "Texas Eagle" headed by Engine No. 2001, a 4000 H.P. electro-motive diesel in Dallas.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Twin Star Rocket" departing from Dallas]

Description: Burlington-Rock Island's "Twin Star Rocket" races southward out of Dallas in 1951 powered by 1500HP FP7A No.677 and a 1500HP "B"unit in an effort to beat the Southern Pacific's Hustler into Houston.
Date: 1951
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
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.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Texas Special" departing from Dallas]

Description: Katy's "Texas Special" train No. 1, southbound, is headed by Frisco's No. 2006 diesel unit as it departs from Dallas.
Date: April 14, 1952
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad