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[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

[Maiden Run of "Pennsylvania Special"]

Description: Heading out of the old Exchange Place Station in Jersey City, a spindly Atlantic type 4-4-2 locomotive and four de luxe coaches begin the maiden run of the "Pennsylvania Special" in June of 1902. Twenty hours and 912 miles later she will enter Chicago having given birth to a new era in passenger travel. On that same day in June the New York Central Railroad's "Twentieth Century Limited" also went into service. By 1929 all of the Pennsy's Atlantics had given way to the famed K4s Pacifics on first-class passenger runs.
Date: June 1902
Item Type: Photograph

["Texas-Colorado Limited" in West Dallas]

Description: Photograph of Texas and Pacific Railway's "Texas-Colorado Limited" train No. 24 eastbound, in West Dallas, around 1907. This ancient consist, comprising seven cars, is all of wood construction.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph

["Daylight Special" at Chicago Central Station]

Description: One of the Illinois Central's de luxe passenger trains; the "Daylight Special" train No. 19 southbound, stands in the Central Station in Chicago - as passengers entrain - prior to the departure hour : 10:02 AM. This train (and its companion, No. 20 northbound) operated between Chicago, Springfield, and St. Louis. The rail distance was 294.17 miles; and the schedule was 7 hours and 44 minutes: equivalent to a running time of about 40 miles per hour. This photograph was taken in the summer of 1911. This was a modern train in that era - cited in the Official Guide of the Railways (June 1916) as: All steel and electric-lighted. The consist included: chair cars and coaches, cafe-club car and Observation Parlor car.
Date: 1911
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 Havana Special" over the water]

Description: The Florida East coast Railway takes to the water with its Key West extension. No. 85 southbound, "The Havana Special" goes out to sea about four years after the right of way's completion in 1912. To the right of the viaduct is the Atlantic, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the left. This railroad, badly wrecked by a hurricane in 1936, was abandoned and a motor road was laid over it.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph

["Oriental Limited" crossing the Mississippi River]

Description: A proud name in Great Northern Railway passenger train service and history is the "Oriental Limited" a de luxe train seen here crossing the historic Stone Arch Bridge over the Mississippi River linking St. Paul and Minneapolis in 1912. This double-tracked bridge, which has 23 arches in its 1200-foot span, is the only structure upon which James J. Jill, the Empire Builder, permitted his name to be inscribed.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph

["New Orleans Limited" rolling through Alabama]

Description: One Southern Belle - Louisville and Nashville Railroad's "New Orleans Limited" train No.1, southbound, rolls through southern Alabama enroute to New Orleans from Montgomery in the spring of 1915. This de luxe steam powered train with a consist of ten cars of standard heavyweight equipment is headed by Engine No. 197, a K-3 class Pacific, type 4-6-2 locomotive. This engine was built in the year 1912 at the Louisville and Nashville's South Louisville Shops.
Date: 1915
Item Type: Photograph

[Southern Pacific's East Dallas Depot]

Description: Houston and Texas Central (Southern Pacific) Railroad's East Dallas Depot, which was located on the southeast corner of Pacific Avenue and the railroad's right of way (now North Central Expressway), as it appeared in September 1916.
Date: September 1916
Item Type: Photograph

[Train pulling into Monterrey Station]

Description: Monterrey's Union station in the "Glory Days of Steam" January 1920. In this era, it was one of the finest railroad passenger depots in Mexico. This station had ten stub-end tracks. There were sixteen through passenger trains daily, inbound and outbound. In addition, there were trains originating at Monterrey, such as those to Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo, Realta, Saltillo and Tampico. The track in the foreground was a portion of Monterrey's electric street railway system. The paralleling track in the background was the main line of the National Railways of Mexico coming into Monterrey from Tampico.
Date: January 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Engines at Tampico Terminal]

Description: The Tampico, Tamaulipas, Mexico engine terminal of the National Railroad of Mexico in March 1920. At this time Mallet (Articulated) type 2-6-6-2 steam locomotives frequently headed passenger trains on the Monterrey - Tampico Line. This was one of the earliest divisions on the National Railways where Mallet (Articulated) type locomotives went into service.
Date: March 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Interoceanic Railway of Mexico train crossing a gorge]

Description: Passenger train on the Interoceanic Railway of Mexico enroute between Mexico City and Veracruz in September 1920. This narrow gauge train, headed by a Consolidation type 2-8-0 steam locomotive with a diverse consist, carried a Broiler-buffet Sleeping car on the rear-end which provided meal service for Pullman passengers.
Date: September 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Saltillo Depot]

Description: Saltillo, Mexico passenger depot of the National Railways of Mexico, September 1920. This was a busy terminal on the Nuevo Laredo to Mexico City main line. Also for local trains operating to Monterrey, Piedras Negras, and Torreon.
Date: September 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Empty Ore Car in Mexico]

Description: Porter Locomotive No. 4, type 0-6-4T heads an empty ore train, enroute from the smelter in Chihuahua City to the mines at Santa Eulalia, Mexico on the 30-inch gauge El Potosi Industrial and Chihuahua Railroad in June 1922. On the mountain side in the background are steel towers supporting an aerial tramway, which had recently been completed for transporting ore from the mine to a reduction mill.
Date: June 1922
Creator: Blanton, Bert C.
Item Type: Photograph

[Highland Park, Texas Depot]

Description: The new Highland Park, Texas Depot of the Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad (KATY) which opened on July 1, 1922 and closed on July 1, 1965.
Date: July 1922
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

["Textile Special" brochure]

Description: Brochure of the "Textile Special" which ran only once. It traversed a distance of about 1965 miles through the Lone Star State. As a sequence of the publicity engendered as new era of industrial development dawned in Texas.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph

["The Empire Builder" at St. Paul, Minnesota Depot]

Description: Great Northern Railway's "The Empire Builder" train No. 1, westbound, headed by Engine No. 2517, a Mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, at St. Paul Union Depot, 1929. This world renowned train was operated by the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad from Chicago to St. Paul and it was a Great Northern train from St. Paul to Portland, Seattle and Tacoma.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph

["Sunshine Special" near Forney, Texas]

Description: Texas and Pacific's " Sunshine Special" train No. 2, eastbound, headed by Engine No. 909, a 900 class Mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, rolls through Texas countryside near Forney on a summer day in 1929. The Texas and Pacific Railway had five locomotives of the 900 class which were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1928 and these went into service in 1929. They were Numbers 905, 906, 907, 908, and 909.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph