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[Burt C. Blanton at the Depot in Erwin, Tennessee]

Description: The author - Burt C. Blanton - stands on the open platform of the Clinchfield Railroad's Office Car No. 100, which is located on a siding adjacent to the passenger depot at Erwin, Tennessee. The time is noon, Sunday, June 10, 1979. This was a modern car with a complement of conventional equipment. The exterior was painted dark green. The cars letterboard bore the name "Clinchfield" plus the number 100 positioned on either side, centered below the windows, all in gold leaf. There was a gold stripe near the car's base, running along each side and across the rear-end platform. Office Car No. 100 was formerly an Atlantic Coast Lines dining car bearing the name "Orlando" and the car was rebuilt in the Clinchfield's Erwin Shops.
Date: June 10, 1979
Item Type: Photograph

["Overland Limited" in Echo Canyon]

Description: 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.
Date: c. 1928
Item Type: Photograph

["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: c. 1938
Item Type: Photograph

[The "Banner Limited"]

Description: Wabash Railway's The "Banner Limited" dating from the turn of the century, traverses the 286 mile route between St. Louis and Chicago. It was a daylight train - No. 11 southbound and No. 10 northbound - operating on a schedule of about seven hours. In this photograph the "Banner Limited" is headed by an Atlantic type 4-4-2 locomotive, engine No. 602, with a consist of old wooden cars which have underbody truss rods and open platforms. As early as June 1916, this train was cited in the Official Guide of the Railways as having modern steel equipment, comprising Smoking, Chair, Dining, and Observation cars.
Date: c. 1900
Item Type: Photograph

[First Union Pacific passenger train leaves Ft. Collins]

Description: This photograph depicts one of the most eventful days in the history of Fort Collins, Colorado. The date is July 15, 1911 and the time is 7:20 am as the Union Pacific's first passenger train departs from the city. Observe the beautiful old-time steam locomotive, an American, type 4-4-0 locomotive, heading a consist of handcrafted wooden cars, having underbody truss rods and open platforms.
Date: July 15, 1911
Item Type: Photograph

["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: c. 1910
Item Type: Photograph

[Early Passenger Train in Minnesota]

Description: On a winter morning in January 1900, the Great Northern Railway's passenger train stands at the Cokato, Minnesota depot. It is headed by an American type 4-4-0 locomotive bearing the Engine No. 127. This locomotive was built by the Schenectady Locomotive Works in 1882, and scrapped in 1916. Observe this burnished locomotive and its consist of clean and well-maintained equipment.
Date: January 1900
Creator: Barnes, Dwight
Item Type: Photograph

[Maiden Run of "North Coast Limited"]

Description: An intriguing photograph of Northern Pacific Railroad's first "North Coast Limited" which made its maiden run on April 29, 1900. The train is headed by a ten-wheeler, type 4-6-0 locomotive bearing the Engine No. 271, with a consist of eight handcrafted wooden cars - all having open platforms and underbody truss rods - heated by potbellied iron stoves and illuminated by kerosene. This was the first electrically-lighted train to operate between the Midwest and the North Pacific Coast - it also introduced such travel comforts as steam heat, baths, and barber-valet service - inaugurating the era of travel luxury on the rails.
Date: April 29, 1900
Item Type: Photograph

["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
Item Type: Photograph

["Los Angeles Limited" In Echo Canyon]

Description: 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.
Date: c. 1928
Item Type: Photograph

["Yankee Clipper" in Forest Hills, Mass]

Description: The New Haven Railroad's "Yankee Clipper" headed by Engine No. 1396 - a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, enroute through Forest Hills, Massachusetts, on June 11, 1934. Operating between Boston and New York on a 4-hour and 45-minute schedule, this All-Pullman train comprised Club car, two Parlor cars, Dining car, and Sun Parlor Observation car. The "Yankee Clipper" rolled over the New Haven's main line rails - between Grand Central station (New York) and Back Bay, South Station (Boston) - a rail distance of 229.5 miles - at an average speed of 51 miles per hour. This was an excellent schedule for the era.
Date: June 11, 1934
Item Type: Photograph

[Photograph of "Sunset Limited" crossing the Mississippi River]

Description: Photograph of Southern Pacific's "Sunset Limited" train No. 1 westbound, aboard the ferry barge "Mastodon" accompanied by Engine No.73, a steam switcher, type 0-6-0, with a slope-backed tender - is being ferried across the Mississippi River from New Orleans to Avondale, Louisiana.
Date: 1930~
Item Type: Photograph

["The Hustler" arriving in Shreveport, Louisana]

Description: Known in the Pelican State as the Louisiana and Arkansas Railway's "The Hustler," train No. 4-203, northbound, arriving in Shreveport, Louisiana from New Orleans on an April morning in 1939. The small Pacific, type 4-6-3 locomotive, which heads this passenger train, carries the train's name etched on a metal plate attached to the boiler front, positioned below the headlight. These overnight trains - operating between New Orleans and Shreveport were popular over a long span of years, making the approximate 329.4 mile run in about 10 hours. A portion of the route was over Louisiana and Arkansas rails and also over Louisiana Railway and Navigation company's rails. This subsidiary of the Kansas city Southern Lines was known as the "Edenborn Line".
Date: April 1939
Item Type: Photograph

[Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's suburban passenger train]

Description: This photograph depicts one of the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's suburban passenger trains departing from 64th Street Station Chicago. The train is headed by Engine No. 210 - a Prairie type 2-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of five standard heavyweight passenger coaches.
Date: c. 1934
Creator: Hastman, Lee
Item Type: Photograph

[Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's coach yard]

Description: Aerial view of the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's fabulous 51st Street coach yard and facilities in Chicago. At this time the destruction of the nation's great network of rail passenger service was only about two years away.
Date: c. 1966
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

["The Pennsylvainia Limited" westbound]

Description: This scene became commonplace by 1929 - Pennsy passenger trains headed by famed K4s Pacifics on first-class passenger runs - because the Atlantics had been retired. In this view, "The Pennsylvania Limited" train No. 5 westbound, headed by a K4s Pacific, type 4-6-2 locomotive, Engine No. 5375 rolls on the high iron at more than a mile a minute with ten cars of standard varnish.
Date: c. 1930
Item Type: Photograph

[Mail-Express train in Pennsylvania]

Description: 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.
Date: January 1923
Creator: Newman-Schmidt
Item Type: Photograph

[Mighty Engine No. 1361 of the Pennsylvania Railroad]

Description: Pennsylvania Railroad's mighty and versatile Engine No. 1361, a K4s Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, was one of the earliest built in the shops at Altoona, Pennsylvania. This locomotive was placed in service May 18, 1918 and hauled passenger trains on the main line between New York, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh over a period of thirty-five years. It rolled up a total of 2,469,000 miles before retirement. It now reposes at the famous Horseshoe Curve as a permanent monument.
Date: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph