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[E-4 Streamliners in Chicago]

Description: The Chicago and North Western Railway's E-4 type streamliners, which headed the "Overland Limited" and "Challenger" trains between Chicago and the West Coast, stand in the Chicago Passenger Station.
Date: 1945~
Item Type: Photograph

[Advent of the Streamliners]

Description: This photograph portrays the dawn of a new era in railroading - advent of the streamliners in the late 1930s and early 1940s, plus modernization of the " Age of Steam" streamlining steam motive power. The splendor of Southern Pacific's "The Sunbeam" is shown. This train went into service between Dallas and Houston on September 15, 1937 - traversing the rail distance: 265 miles in 265 minutes. The consist of eight lightweight cars is headed by Engine No. 652, a Pacific type 4-6-2 streamlined steam locomotive with disc drivers, air horn and equipped with a Vanderbuilt tender (an oil burner).
Date: 1940~
Item Type: Photograph

[Alvorado Hotel in Albuquerque, New Mexico]

Description: Santa Fe's nationally known Alvarado Hotel adjoining the passenger station in Albuquerque, New Mexico, circa 1947. Lower left is the Fred Harvey news stand with Fred Harvey Indian Museum in left center portion of the rambling structure which is surmounted by Spanish style cupolas. The Alvorado was torn down in December of 1969.
Date: 1947
Item Type: Photograph

["The Bluebonnet" in Cuba, Missouri]

Description: St. Louis - San Francisco (Frisco) Railway's de Luxe passenger train - "The Bluebonnet" (jointly operated with the Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad) train No. 8, northbound, headed by Engine No. 4501, a Northern type 4-8-4 locomotive, rolls on the high iron at a speed of a mile a minute through the town of Cuba, Missouri, enroute to St. Louis.
Date: 1948~
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

[Chesapeake and Ohio's "The George Washington"]

Description: Awaiting the hour of departure the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway's "The George Washington" train No. 2, eastbound, headed by Engine No. 307, a mighty Hudson type 4-6-4 locomotive, stands in the Cincinnati Union Station as the conductor and engineer make a last minute check of the time indicated by their respective watches, circa 1943.
Date: 1943~
Item Type: Photograph

[Cleveland Union Station]

Description: One of the most impressive railroad terminals in the United States is the Cleveland Union Station. The main entrance to the station is integral with the terminal group of buildings facing the Public Square. These buildings include the Hotel Cleveland, Medical Arts Builder's Exchange Building, Midland Bank Building, the Higbee Company's Department Store Building and the 52-story Terminal Tower.
Date: April 8, 1948
Creator: Nowak, Ed
Item Type: Photograph

[Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's Depot at Conception del Oro]

Description: Relatively unchanged from an era of long ago, Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's train No. 2, northbound, headed by Engine No. 6, a Pacific type 4-6-2 coal-fired steam locomotive with a consist of four cars, is backing into the depot at Concepcion del Oro, in the state of Zacatecas. The train has reversed direction on the wye at this southern terminal in the days of the great copper mines owned and operated by the Mazapol Copper Company, Ltd. Soon it will depart on its run over the narrow gauge rails to the northern terminus of the line in Saltillo, capitol city of the state of Coahuila, Mexico in February 1948.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph

[Cotton Belt train in Dallas]

Description: Lonestar Southwesten Railway train No. 1, a Cotton Belt train headed by Engine No. 679, a type 4-8-2 locomotive arriving in Dallas.
Date: 1948
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

[Grand Central Terminal in New York City]

Description: Photograph of Grand Central Terminal, New York, May 1943. Facing south on 42nd Street, the building sits squarely in the middle of Park Avenue and motor traffic goes around it by means of two elevated roadways running from 41st Street to 46th Street. The terminal has 123 tracks, 66 on the upper level and 57 on the lower. The upper level has 18.8 miles of track and the lower 14.9 miles making a total of 33.7 miles of railroad track in the terminal and its yard. There are 31 platform tracks on the upper level and 17 on the lower. Of these 48 platform tracks, 11 are loop tracks and 37 are stub end.
Date: 1943
Creator: Nowak, Ed
Item Type: Photograph

["The Kansas City Star"]

Description: On a snowy morning at 10 o'clock, with the temperature at 18 degrees, the Union Pacific Railroad's No. 69, westbound, headed by Engine No. 2877, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, departs from the Kansas City Union Station enroute from St. Louis to Denver on January 5, 1947.
Date: January 5, 1947
Item Type: Photograph

["The Kansas Cityan" heads into Dallas]

Description: Santa Fe's train No. 111, eastbound, enroute from Fort Worth over Texas and Pacific rails crosses the Trinity River bridge. This train, headed by Engine No. 1388, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, is bringing "The Kansas Cityan" into Dallas.
Date: 1948
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

[The "Katy Flyer" departing from Denison, Texas]

Description: Missourri - Kansas - Texas (Katy) Railroad's oldest name train: the "Katy Flyer" train No. 6 northbound, headed by Engine No. 395, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive with a consist of eight standard heavyweight cars, departing from Denison, Texas enroute to St. Louis.
Date: 1949~
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

["Katy Flyer" near Waxahachie, Texas]

Description: Missouri - Kansas - Texas (KATY) Railroad's "Katy Flyer" train No. 6, northbound, headed by Engine No. 383, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, on an ascending grade near Waxahachie, Texas shortly after sunrise on an October morning in 1940.
Date: 1940
Item Type: Photograph

[Locomotive rolls through Texas countyside]

Description: Missouri Pacific Railway's train No. 32 southbound, headed by Engine No. 1158, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of seven standard heavyweight cars - rolls through the Texas' countryside, approaching the Lone Star State's capital city of Austin.
Date: 1949~
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

[Long Island Railroad train]

Description: The Long Island Railroad's train No. 529 westbound, headed by a class G5s ten wheeler, type 4-6-0 locomotive, enroute through Glen Cove from Oyster Bay to Jamaica.
Date: March 7, 1942
Item Type: Photograph