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["El Capitan" climbs towards Raton Pass]

Description: Climbing towards the crest of Raton Pass, Santa Fe's "El Capitan", a high-level consist, affords passengers an opportunity to enjoy the mountain scenery of southern Colorado near the famous Wootton Ranch.
Date: 1959~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Capitol Limited"]

Description: Baltimore and Ohio's "The Capitol Limited" train No. 6, eastbound rolls through Halithorpe, Maryland enroute to Washington D.C. circa 1959.
Date: 1959~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[GG1 Electric Locomotive]

Description: Pensy's famous GG1 electric locomotive, number 4868, heads passenger train on the electrified division, circa 1959. This type of locomotive has a capability of pulling a consist of 17 to 22 streamlined cars at speeds up to 90 miles per hour.
Date: 1959~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Kitchen on the "Southern Belle"]

Description: The chefs and assistants prepare dinner aboard the Kansas City Southern Railway's "Southern Belle" train No.1, southbound, enroute from Kansas City to Shreveport, Louisiana.
Date: 1959~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Missouri Pacific Railroad - Dining Car]

Description: Interior view of dining car which features unique side seating arrangement in the consist of the Missouri Pacific's "The Texas Eagle" traversing the St. Louis to Texas route.
Date: 1959~
Creator: Advertisers Photographic Studios, Inc.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[New York Central Locomotive]

Description: New York Central's Electric locomotive No. 341, the type used on the head-end of passenger trains, awaits its next run over the electrified main line from Croton-Hampton to Grand Central Station, circa 1959. This rail distance is 32.7 miles. The railroad is also electrified to North White Plains on the Harlem Division, a distance of 24 miles.
Date: 1959~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 locomotive]

Description: Pensy's GG1, No. 4876 is one of the veteran electric locomotives in service on the run between New York and Harrisburg and also on the route from Philadelphia through Baltimore to Washington D. C. circa 1959.
Date: 1959~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Southern Belle"]

Description: Kansas City Southern Railway's "Southern Belle" train No. 1, southbound, crossing Truman Road enroute from Kansas City to Shreveport, Louisiana. Kansas City in the distance.
Date: 1959~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Steam locomotive in Durango, Colorado]

Description: Photograph of the Denver and Rio Grande Western's engine No. 473, stopped at Durango, Colorado. Two men are standing in front of the train and appear to be inspecting one of the cars. Mountains are visible in the background and there is snow on the ground. This engine is a Mikado type 2-8-2 locomotive, which headed passenger trains on narrow gauge rails between Alamosa and Durango and also on the Durango-Silverton line.
Date: 1959~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

Southern Union Gas Co.

Description: Southern Union Gas Co. employees sitting listen to radio speaker, frontal shot, back wall seen with Work Safely sign
Date: January 6, 1959
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Southern Union Gas Co.

Description: Southern Union Gas Co. employees sit around dining area table listening to a radio speaker
Date: January 6, 1959
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Men in mechanical workshop

Description: A man welds a pipe at mechanical construction workshop
Date: January 12, 1959
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Men in mechanical workshop

Description: Men working individually in the mechanical workshop
Date: January 12, 1959
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Men in mechanical workshop

Description: Men lifting pulling machinery at mechanical workshop
Date: January 12, 1959
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Buttrey's Models

Description: Two women at bottom of the staircase, one with an umbrella, modeling for Buttrey's at 107 W 6th
Date: January 14, 1959
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Buttrey's Models

Description: Two women modeling on a staircase for the camera for Buttrey's at 107 W 6th
Date: January 14, 1959
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Buttrey's Models

Description: Two women modeling at bottom of staircase with purses for Buttrey's at 107 W 6th
Date: January 14, 1959
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Granny Pearce's 90th Birthday Party]

Description: Photograph of Granny Pearce's 90th birthday party at the First Christian Church. Granny is sitting at the end of the table in front of her cake. The lady sitting on the left side at the front of the table is Mrs. C.E. Lauer. Also in the photograph is Mrs. Sadie Davis, Mrs. Youngblood, Mrs. Florence McDonald, Mrs. Mildred Smith, Kate Pearson, and Mrs. Powell (seating arrangement is unknown).
Date: February 2, 1959
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

[Mrs. O.P. 'Granny' Pearce's 90th Birthday Party]

Description: Photograph of Mrs. O.P. 'Granny' Pearce celebrating her 90th birthday at the First Christian Church on February 2, 1959. She passed away on July 14, 1961 at the age of 92.
Date: February 2, 1959
Creator: J.C. Watkins Photography
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: First Christian Church of Port Arthur

Portrait - Mr. Cortez

Description: Portrait of Mr. Cortez
Date: February 26, 1959
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Birthday Party

Description: Toddler McDonald birthday girl around cake on table with playmates
Date: March 7, 1959
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Birthday Party

Description: Mr. & Mrs. McDonald and toddler child pose around cake on table for birthday celebration
Date: March 7, 1959
Creator: Douglass, Neal
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library