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["Los Angeles Limited" In Echo Canyon]
Union Pacific's "Los Angeles Limited" headed by a mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive - Engine No. 7020 with Vanderbuilt tender and a consist of nine cars stands on the siding in Echo Canyon, Utah. "Pusher" locomotive in the rear.
["Argonaut" passenger trains in West Texas]
Long ago in the age of steam, the Southern Pacific's "Argonaut" passenger trains, numbers 104 and 103, east and westbound, respectively, meet in the early morning hours at mile post 450 between Langtry and Pumpville in far west Texas.
["Colorado Special" rolls through the Texas panhandle]
Forth Worth and Denver Railway's "Colorado Special" train No. 1, northbound, headed by Engine No. 553, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of eleven cars, rolls through the Texas Panhandle High Plains enroute from Dallas to Denver.
["The Crescent Limited"]
Southern Railway's " The Crescent Limited" famous New Orleans - New York train, headed by engine No.1394, a big Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, enroute between Spartanburg and Greenville, South Carolina.
[Empalme engine terminal]
The Southern Pacific of Mexico's Empalme, Mexico shops and engine terminal, June 1922.
["Empire Builder" at Puget Sound]
Great Northern Railway's "Empire Builder" train No. 31, westbound, traverses the route along Puget Sound, nearing Seattle, 1929.
["The Empire Builder" at St. Paul, Minnesota Depot]
Great Northern Railway's "The Empire Builder" train No. 1, westbound, headed by Engine No. 2517, a Mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, at St. Paul Union Depot, 1929. This world renowned train was operated by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad from Chicago to St. Paul and it was a Great Northern train from St. Paul to Portland, Seattle and Tacoma.
[Empty Ore Car in Mexico]
Porter Locomotive No. 4, type 0-6-4T heads an empty ore train, enroute from the smelter in Chihuahua City to the mines at Santa Eulalia, Mexico on the 30-inch gauge El Potosi Industrial and Chihuahua Railroad in June 1922. On the mountain side in the background are steel towers supporting an aerial tramway, which had recently been completed for transporting ore from the mine to a reduction mill.
[Engines at Tampico Terminal]
The Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico engine terminal of the National Railroad of Mexico in March 1920. At this time Mallet (Articulated) type 2-6-6-2 steam locomotives frequently headed passenger trains on the Monterrey - Tampico Line. This was one of the earliest divisions on the National Railways where Mallet (Articulated) type locomotives went into service.
["The Firefly" entering Kansas City]
Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad's "The Firefly" train No. 14-32, northbound, headed by a mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, entering the Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, circa 1925.
["The Flying Crow" rolling through Eastwood Hills, Missouri]
Kansas City Southern Railway's " The Flying Crow" train No. 15, southbound, rolls through Eastwood Hills, Missouri enroute from Kansas City to Shreveport, Louisiana, circa 1925. The train is headed by a beautiful Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive with a Vanderbilt oil tender.
[La Grande Station in Los Angeles]
The old Santa Fe passenger depot, La Grande Station, in Los Angeles, California around 1920.
[Highland Park, Texas Depot]
The new Highland Park, Texas Depot of the Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad (KATY) which opened on July 1, 1922 and closed on July 1, 1965.
[Illinois Central Railroad’s “Panama Limited”]
Illinois Central Railroad’s “Panama Limited” Train No. 5 (SB), Pacific Type 4-6-2, No. 1158, nearing New Orleans, c. 1920. Photo courtesy of Illinois Central Railroads.
[Interoceanic Railway of Mexico train crossing a gorge]
Passenger train on the Interoceanic Railway of Mexico enroute between Mexico City and Veracruz in September 1920. This narrow gauge train, headed by a Consolidation type 2-8-0 steam locomotive with a diverse consist, carried a Broiler-buffet Sleeping car on the rear-end which provided meal service for Pullman passengers.
[Mail-Express train in Pennsylvania]
One of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Mail-Express trains, headed by a K4s locomotive with a standard coach on the rear-end, rolls through the Pennsylvania countryside on a cold, dismal day in January 1923.
[Mardigras Car]
Mardigras car in the consist of the Illinois Central's "The Panama Limited" operating between Chicago and New Orleans, circa 1925.
["Overland Limited" in Echo Canyon]
One of the nation's most famous name trains - the "Overland Limited" - train No. 1 (westbound) on Union Pacific rails in Echo Canyon, Utah. The train is headed by a Mountain, type 4-8-2 locomotive with a Vanderbilt tender (oil burner) headed by Engine No. 7038 with a consist of eleven cars, all standard heavyweight equipment. This train was a joint-operation of three rail entities: Chicago and Northwestern from Chicago to Omaha; Union Pacific from Omaha to Salt Lake City; and Southern Pacific from Salt Lake City to San Francisco and on to Los Angeles. In the "Roaring Twenties" the "Overland Limited" was the flagship of the Union Pacific's fleet.
["The Panama Limited" departing from Chicago]
One of the nation's most well-known name trains, Illinois Central Railroad's "The Panama Limited" headed by Engine No. 1158, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive which burns coal, is departing from Central Station in Chicago. The station's tower is in the left background.
[Saltillo Depot]
Saltillo, Mexico passenger depot of the National Railways of Mexico, September 1920. This was a busy terminal on the Nuevo Laredo to Mexico City main line. Also for local trains operating to Monterrey, Piedras Negras, and Torreon.
["Scenic Limited" on the Royal Gorge Route in Colorado]
Photograph of Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad's "Scenic Limited" headed by engine No. 1508, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive with a consist of seven cars, traverses the Royal Gorge Route in Colorado around 1929. In the distant background is the Hanging Bridge in the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River.
["Sunset Limited"]
Southern Pacific's "Sunset Limited", train No. 101, westbound, headed by Engine No. 2433, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of eight cars.
["Sunshine Special" near Forney, Texas]
Texas and Pacific's " Sunshine Special" train No. 2, eastbound, headed by Engine No. 909, a 900 class Mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, rolls through Texas countryside near Forney on a summer day in 1929. The Texas and Pacific Railway had five locomotives of the 900 class which were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1928 and these went into service in 1929. They were Numbers 905, 906, 907, 908, and 909.
["Textile Special" brochure]
Brochure of the "Textile Special" which ran only once. It traversed a distance of about 1965 miles through the Lone Star State. As a sequence of the publicity engendered as new era of industrial development dawned in Texas.
[Train pulling into Monterrey Station]
Monterrey's Union station in the "Glory Days of Steam" January 1920. In this era, it was one of the finest railroad passenger depots in Mexico. This station had ten stub-end tracks. There were sixteen through passenger trains daily, inbound and outbound. In addition, there were trains originating at Monterrey, such as those to Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo, Realta, Saltillo and Tampico. The track in the foreground was a portion of Monterrey's electric street railway system. The paralleling track in the background was the main line of the National Railways of Mexico coming into Monterrey from Tampico.
[Train traveling from Mexico City to Guadalajara]
In the "Age of Steam" Engine No. 155, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, heads the morning train of the National Railways of Mexico enroute from Mexico City to Guadalajara around 1928.