Museum of the American Railroad - Browse

ABOUT BROWSE FEED

[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

[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

[Southern Pacific locomotive arriving in Dallas]

Description: Locomotive No. 620 one of the P-6 class "protection" engines kept under steam at Ennis, substitutes for one of the three streamlined P-14 engines (650, 651,or 652) normally assigned to bring The Hustler, Train No. 15 into Dallas in 1949. The Southern Pacific was in direct competition with the FW&D in Texas at the time and the Dallas/Houston route's schedule had to be protected against engine failures. One engine was kept with steam up at Ennis and another at Hearne for just such emergencies.
Date: 1949
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

[Southern Pacific train arriving in Dallas]

Description: With the Sears building in the background and the Union Terminal Company's coach yard on its left The Hustler Train No. 15 rolls into Dallas in the early afternoon in 1949 behind one of Southern Pacific's handsome P-14 steam locomotives.
Date: 1949
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

[Steam Locomotive entering Paris, Texas]

Description: Texas and Pacific's train No. 31, westbound, headed by Engine No. 715, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, enroute from Texarkana to Fort worth over the railroad's Transcontinental Division, entering Paris, Texas.
Date: 1949
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

[The "Texas Rocket" arriving in Dallas]

Description: Photograph of the Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad's "Texas Rocket" train arriving in Dallas in 1949. In addition to the engine, a number of cars are visible, on curved tracks.
Date: 1949
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

["Texas Special" entering Austin]

Description: Katy's "Texas Special" train No.1, southbound, headed by Engine No. 389, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, entering the suburbs of Austin, Texas.
Date: 1949
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

[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

[Cleveland Union Station]

Description: One of the most impressive railroad terminals in the United States is the Cleveland Union Station. The main entrance to the station is integral with the terminal group of buildings facing the Public Square. These buildings include the Hotel Cleveland, Medical Arts Builder's Exchange Building, Midland Bank Building, the Higbee Company's Department Store Building and the 52-story Terminal Tower.
Date: April 8, 1948
Creator: Nowak, Ed
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

[Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's Depot at Conception del Oro]

Description: Relatively unchanged from an era of long ago, Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's train No. 2, northbound, headed by Engine No. 6, a Pacific type 4-6-2 coal-fired steam locomotive with a consist of four cars, is backing into the depot at Concepcion del Oro, in the state of Zacatecas. The train has reversed direction on the wye at this southern terminal in the days of the great copper mines owned and operated by the Mazapol Copper Company, Ltd. Soon it will depart on its run over the narrow gauge rails to the northern terminus of the line in Saltillo, capitol city of the state of Coahuila, Mexico in February 1948.
Date: 1948
Item Type: Photograph

[Cotton Belt train in Dallas]

Description: Lonestar Southwesten Railway train No. 1, a Cotton Belt train headed by Engine No. 679, a type 4-8-2 locomotive arriving in Dallas.
Date: 1948
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

["The Kansas Cityan" heads into Dallas]

Description: Santa Fe's train No. 111, eastbound, enroute from Fort Worth over Texas and Pacific rails crosses the Trinity River bridge. This train, headed by Engine No. 1388, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, is bringing "The Kansas Cityan" into Dallas.
Date: 1948
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

["Morning Star" departing Dallas]

Description: Cotton Belt's "Morning Star" train No. 6, eastbound, headed by Engine No. 677, a Mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, departing from Dallas enroute to Memphis, Tennessee.
Date: 1948
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph