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["Argonaut" passenger trains in West Texas]

Description: 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.
Date: 1929~
Item Type: Photograph

["Colorado Special" rolls through the Texas panhandle]

Description: 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.
Date: 1929~
Item Type: Photograph

["The Empire Builder" at St. Paul, Minnesota Depot]

Description: 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.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph

["Scenic Limited" on the Royal Gorge Route in Colorado]

Description: 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.
Date: 1929~
Item Type: Photograph

["Sunshine Special" near Forney, Texas]

Description: 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.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph