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[Photograph of "Sunset Limited" at Los Angeles Terminal Station]

Description: Photograph of Southern Pacific's "Sunset Limited" train No. 1, westbound, headed by diesel locomotive 6042, crossing the Los Angeles River near the Los Angeles Terminal Station on March 19, 1954.
Date: March 19, 1954
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Owl" at Oakland, California]

Description: Southern Pacific's "The Owl" at Oakland, California depot (also designated as 16th Street) at 7:53 am enroute to San Francisco. This was a fast overnight train operating between Los Angeles and San Francisco.
Date: 1938~
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Sunset Limited" at Santa Barbara depot]

Description: In the days when Steam was King, Southern Pacific's "Sunset Limited" train No. 2 eastbound, headed by Engine No. 2286 - a Pacific type 4-6-2- locomotive - with a consist of nine standard heavyweight cars - awaits the conductor's "B-o-a-rd!" at the depot in Santa Barbara.
Date: 1916~
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Early "California Limited" entering Los Angeles]

Description: One of the early "California Limiteds" entering the suburbs of Los Angeles, possibly dating from the late 1870's. The ten-wheeler, type 4-6-0, heading the train bears an original Santa Fe engine No. 54, indicative of ancient age. At the turn of the century the Santa Fe owned a large fleet of these locomotives: 478 ten-wheelers; these were versatile engines, known as "Jack of all Trades." However, no steam locomotives of this type were built to Santa Fe blueprints later than 1901. Observe the consist: the old weather-worn wooden railway post office car in the lead and the other open-platform wooden cars - all heated by potbellied iron stoves which burned wood or coal, and illuminated by kerosene. In this era, travel by rail had potential hazards but its popularity never waned.
Date: 1870~
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[La Grande Station in Los Angeles]

Description: The old Santa Fe passenger depot, La Grande Station, in Los Angeles, California around 1920.
Date: 1920~
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The California Limited"]

Description: Santa Fe's oldest name train - the California Limited stand in the Los Angeles California depot. This de Luxe passenger train headed by a beautiful ten wheeler, type 4-6-0 engine No. 53, with a consist of six superb passenger cars, all handcrafted wood - having open platforms and under body truss rods - has consummated its long journey - approximately 2,267 miles - requiring about 68 hours - from Chicago.
Date: 1910~
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["California Zephyr" in Colorado]

Description: The superb Vista-Domed streamliner, "California Zephyr", rolls over Western Pacific rails through Feather River Canyon in California, circa 1960. Mountains and a river are in the background.
Date: 1960~
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

O.A. Crump

Description: Studio photograph taken of O.A. Crump at Knott's Berry Farm in California. He is sitting on a replica of a covered wagon pulled by a drawing of two oxen. There is a painted desert in the background. On the fake canvas of the wagon are the words, "Ghost Town or Bust!!" He is smiling and wears glasses with a hat, a tie, and a suit. Written on the bottom border in blue ink is, "O.A. Crump. Follett."
Date: unknown
Partner: Wolf Creek Heritage Museum

["The Chief" in California]

Description: Photograph of Santa Fe's "The Chief" passing "Sullivan's Curve" in rugged Cajon Pass, California, June 1964.
Date: June 1964
Creator: Meitz, Frank
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
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
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad