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[Two trains in Alamosa, Colorado]

Description: A contrast in Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad's steam and motive power --- "the San Juan" train No. 215 headed by engine No. 472, a Mikado type 2-8-2 awaits departure signal for its scheduled run over narrow gauge rails to Durango, Colorado. Next to it is passenger train Mo. 15, headed by engine No. 1703, a Mountain type 4-8-2, arriving in Alamose from Denver.
Date: 1943~

["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