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[Clinchfield's Railroad's Special Excursion train]

Description: A survivor of the "Glory Days of Steam" - the author: Burt C. Blanton - momentarily delays departure of the Clinchfield Railroad's special excursion train wich is standing at the Marion, North Carolina Depot; scheduled to leave at 9:00 am on Sunday morning, June 10, 1979. The train is headed by the Clinchfield's passenger locomotives, No. 200, type FP-7A, and No. 800, type F-7A. The consist was eight cars. The train's route was in a northerly direction from Marion to Erwin, Tennessee - a rail distance of 82.3 miles. The Clinchfield Railroad is a typical mountain line (standard gauge) - 275 miles in length - completed on February 9, 1915, at an average cost of $201,000 per mile. It's rails traverse a portion of the Blue Ridge Mountains and the railroad crosses the Eastern Transcontinental Divide in the Blue Ridge Tunnel which has a length of 1,865 feet. There are 55 tunnels on the route, ranging from 154 to 7,865 feet. This excellent short line railroad extends from the southern terminus, Spartanburg, South Carolina, via Marion, North Carolina to Erwin, Tennessee; and thence to the northern terminus at Elkhorn City, Kentucky.
Date: June 10, 1979

["C.P. Huntington" locomotive]

Description: Southern Pacific's No. 1 locomotive - the C.P. Huntington - type 4-2-4T, built in the shops of Danforth, Cooke and Company of Paterson, New Jersey, in 1863. This diminutive steam engine was the first to cross the Huey P. Long Bridge spanning the Mississippi River during opening ceremonies on December 16, 1935.
Date: unknown

[Dearborn Station]

Description: Dearborn Station, completed and opened to service in 1885, was owned by the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad Company, together with its five owner companies. The station's main floor and mezzanine waiting rooms were completely modernized in 1947. This modernization program included the Fred Harvey operated restaurant and cocktail lounge.
Date: unknown

[Main Waiting Room at Pennsylvania Station in New York]

Description: View of Main Waiting Room in Pennsylvania Station, New York, looking towards the Main Information Desk (left) and moving stairs (right). In the background are visible some of the ticket windows and near the head of the stairs the bronze statue of Samuel Rea, former president of the Pennsylvania Railroad. Measuring 300 feet long, 110 feet wide and 150 feet tall, this room is comparable in size to the nave of St. Peter's Cathedral in Rome. It could engulf an ordinary 15-story skyscraper.
Date: 1970~

[Menu]

Description: Menu from the automated restaurant on wheels in the consist of the New York Central Railroad's "World Fair Special" train No. 40, eastbound, enroute from Buffalo to New York, September 1964.
Date: September 1964

[Six Tracks of the Chicago Union Station]

Description: Six tracks south of the Chicago Union Station were busy on this autumn day in 1963. Burlington commuter train (center) backs into the station. The Morning Zephyr is pulled by a switcher on its way to be washed, turned and cleaned for its return run to the Twin Cities as the Afternoon Zephyr. Pennsylvania's The General is departing for New York and the Broadway Limited, which has just arrived from the East, is backing into the terminal.
Date: 1963

["California Zephyr" in Colorado]

Description: The famous "California Zephyr" roll through Colorado on Denver and Rio Grande Western Rails, circa 1960. This modern Domeliner traveled a route of 2,532 miles from Chicago to Dan Francisco. The luxury train was jointly operated by the Burlington, Rio Grande and Western Pacific Railroads.
Date: 1960~