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[Dining Car on the "Twin Star Rocket"]

Description: Lunch is now being served aboard the Rock Island's "Twin Star Rocket" train No. 17, southbound, enroute from Minneapolis to Houston in 1951.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Flying Crow" arriving in Texarkana, Texas]

Description: Kansas City Southern's "The Flying Crow" train No. 15, southbound, headed by diesel locomotive No. 34, arriving in Texarkana, on the Texas -Arkansas border.
Date: 1951
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Grand Canyon" in Cajon Pass]

Description: Photograph taken in the summer of 1951. "The Grand Canyon" Santa Fe No. #3775, a 3765 Class Northern, is eastbound roaring through Cajon Pass while a freight train waits on the side. The cantilever signal was very common when the photo was taken, but now have been mostly replaced.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Grand Canyon" rolls through Cajon Pass]

Description: Photograph of Santa Fe's "The Grand Canyon" train No. 24, eastbound, headed by Engine No. 3775, a Northern type 4-8-4 locomotive, rolls through Cajon Pass, California, as a freight train waits on the siding.
Date: 1951
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

[Orange Tigers "B" Squad, 1951]

Description: Photograph of the Orange Tigers Football "B" Squad. They are in front of a building with "Orange High School Tigers" written on it.
Date: 1951
Creator: Flickinger, B.D.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

Description: This photograph depicts the most famous stretch of railroad main line in the world as it appeared in the autumn of 1951- the Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve, located in Kittanning Gap in Pennsylvania. In this scene a Pennsylvania K4s locomotive acts as a "helper" on the head-end of a diesel powered train.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Stark Hi Twirlers]

Description: Photograph of seven girls who are members of the "Stark Hi Twirlers" They wear uniforms and boots and carry batons. They are posed as if marching across a field.
Date: 1951
Creator: Flickinger, B.D.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Heritage House Museum

["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

Farmers with sheep

Description: Three men, one woman, one child with sheep, cows
Date: March 8, 1951
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

["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

Gen. Douglas MacArthur visit to state capitol

Description: Photograph of a street with several motorcycles as part of a parade for General Douglas MacArthur's visit to Austin. There are cars parked on either side of the street and a large group of people visible at the far end of the street.
Date: June 13, 1951
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library