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[Santa Fe's "Queen of the Rails"]

Description: Photograph of Santa Fe's "Queen of the Rails" - the "California Limited" train No. 4 eastbound, headed by Engine No. 2928 - a Northern type 4-8-4 locomotive, and a consist of fourteen standard heavyweight cars- crosses the Canyon Diablo Bridge near Winslow, Arizona. Observe this locomotive's automatic-type, elevating smokestack, designed to increase the up-draft, thereby increasing combustion efficiency in the firebox.
Date: 1947~

[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~

["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.

["Texas Zephyr" leaving Dallas]

Description: Fort Worth and Denver (Burlington) Railway's "Texas Zephyr" train No. 2 northbound, headed by Engine No. 551, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, departing from Dallas enroute on its legendary journey via Fort Worth to Wichita Falls, Amarillo, Trinidad, Pueblo, Colorado Springs, and Denver. Spanning a period of more than sixty years, dating from the "Gay Nineties", this was the most popular rail route connecting Colorado and Texas points.
Date: 1948~
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.

[Westbound double-headed passenger train in Dallas]

Description: Observe this unusual scene: One of the Texas and Pacific Railway's westbound passenger trains entering Dallas Union Terminal Station - double-headed by steam locomotives with Engine No. 715, a Pacific type 4-6-2, on the point. the time was 5:00 PM in the year 1949. This unusual photograph appears to depict a three-locomotive movement from the Cadiz St roundhouse to the station tracks at Union Terminal Co. The first engine is a T&P 4-6-2 No.715, the second most likely also a T&P locomotive, and the third is one of the Southern Pacific's streamlined 4-6-2 P-14s in Sunbeam service. The notes accompanying the photograph list the time as 5:00PM which is the exact time The Sunbeam is supposed to depart for Houston. It will certainly have to do some high stepping to beat the Sam Houston Zephyr into Houston this 1949 day.
Date: 1949
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.