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Description: One of the nation's most well-known name trains, Illinois Central Railroad's "The Panama Limited" headed by Engine No. 1158, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive which burns coal, is departing from Central Station in Chicago. The station's tower is in the left background.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
Description: Kansas City Southern Railway's " The Flying Crow" train No. 15, southbound, rolls through Eastwood Hills, Missouri enroute from Kansas City to Shreveport, Louisiana, circa 1925. The train is headed by a beautiful Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive with a Vanderbilt oil tender.
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.
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.
Description: Long ago in the age of steam, the Southern Pacific's "Argonaut" passenger trains, numbers 104 and 103, east and westbound, respectively, meet in the early morning hours at mile post 450 between Langtry and Pumpville in far west Texas.
Description: Forth Worth and Denver Railway's "Colorado Special" train No. 1, northbound, headed by Engine No. 553, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of eleven cars, rolls through the Texas Panhandle High Plains enroute from Dallas to Denver.
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.