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["North Coast Limited" departing from St. Paul, Minnesota]

Description: The Northern Pacific's de Luxe "North Coast Limited" westbound, headed by engine No. 2671, a Northern type 4-8-4, locomotive departing from the St. Paul Union Station in 1941. This beautiful engine was among the last steam locomotives to power the famous train prior to "dieselization".
Date: 1941~
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

[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~
Item Type: Photograph

[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

[Lounge car on "The Bluebonnet" ]

Description: Interior view of the Parlor Lounge Car in the consist of the Katy's "The Bluebonnet" train No. 7 southbound enroute from Dallas to San Antonio, Texas. This beautiful parlor lounge was a standard heavyweight car.
Date: 1943
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

[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

[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

["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

[Yard at Dallas Union Station]

Description: Observe this scene of activity in the Dallas Union Station's yards - the "Sam Houston Zephyr" has just entered the terminal, closely followed by the "Hustler" while the "Texas Zephyr" waits for its scheduled departure.
Date: 1949~
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

["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.
Item Type: Photograph

["The Texan" entering Dallas]

Description: Breathing just a wisp of smoke, the Texas and Pacific's "The Texan" train No. 15 westbound, headed by Engine No. 715, a type 4-6-2 locomotive, pulls into the Dallas Union Terminal Station in 1948.
Date: 1948
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

[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.
Item Type: Photograph

["The Southerner" crossing the Trinity River in Texas]

Description: One of the Texas and Pacific Railway's finest long-distance passenger consists, " The Southerner" train No. 8 eastbound, headed by Engine No. 908, a 900 class Mountain, type 4-8-2 locomotive, crossing the Trinity River Bridge, enroute from Fort Worth into Dallas.
Date: 1948~
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

[Train at Gainesville, Texas depot]

Description: Engine No. 306, an American type 4-4-0 locomotive, heads the Missouri - Kansas - Texas (KATY) Railroad's train No. 31 westbound, which is standing at Gainesville, Texas' depot enroute from Denison to Wichita Falls on June 23, 1940.
Date: June 23, 1940
Creator: Mizell, Charles M.
Item Type: Photograph

["The Texas Special" arriving in Dallas]

Description: Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad's "The Texas Special" train No. 1 - Engine No. 390 - type 4-6-2 locomotive arriving in Dallas just prior to dieselization in 1948.
Date: 1948
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph