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["Blue Bird" near St. Louis, Missouri]

Description: Wabash Railroad's famous streamliner "Blue Bird" train No. 24 northbound, powered by diesel locomotive No. 1002 with domes on Pullman cars and coaches. glides through beautiful Forest Park, St. Louis, enroute to Chicago.
Date: c. 1958
Item Type: Photograph

["El Capitan" climbs towards Raton Pass]

Description: Climbing towards the crest of Raton Pass, Santa Fe's "El Capitan", a high-level consist, affords passengers an opportunity to enjoy the mountain scenery of southern Colorado near the famous Wootton Ranch.
Date: c. 1959
Item Type: Photograph

["The Capitol Limited"]

Description: Baltimore and Ohio's "The Capitol Limited" train No. 6, eastbound rolls through Halithorpe, Maryland enroute to Washington D.C. circa 1959.
Date: c. 1959
Item Type: Photograph

[GG1 Electric Locomotive]

Description: Pensy's famous GG1 electric locomotive, number 4868, heads passenger train on the electrified division, circa 1959. This type of locomotive has a capability of pulling a consist of 17 to 22 streamlined cars at speeds up to 90 miles per hour.
Date: c. 1959
Item Type: Photograph

[The "Hustler" entering Dallas]

Description: Southern Pacific's the "Hustler" train No. 15 northbound, headed by Engine No.650, a streamlined type 4-6-2 locomotive, entering Dallas Union Station on its run from Houston. The train is passing under the electric street railway viaduct (destroyed in the late 1950s) which spanned the railroad tracks and crossed over the Trinity River. Electric street cars to and from Oak Cliff and Interurban cars of the Northern Texas Traction Company and Texas Electric Railway used this double track facility.
Date: c. 1951
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

[Kitchen on the "Southern Belle"]

Description: The chefs and assistants prepare dinner aboard the Kansas City Southern Railway's "Southern Belle" train No.1, southbound, enroute from Kansas City to Shreveport, Louisiana.
Date: c. 1959
Item Type: Photograph

[Lounge Car on the "Texas Chief"]

Description: Passengers, both young and old are enjoying the comfort of the lounge car in the consist of the Santa Fe's "Texas Chief" train No. 15, southbound, enroute from Chicago to Texas.
Date: c. 1956
Item Type: Photograph

[Missouri Pacific Railroad - Dining Car]

Description: Interior view of dining car which features unique side seating arrangement in the consist of the Missouri Pacific's "The Texas Eagle" traversing the St. Louis to Texas route.
Date: c. 1959
Creator: Advertisers Photographic Studios, Inc.
Item Type: Photograph

[New York Central Locomotive]

Description: New York Central's Electric locomotive No. 341, the type used on the head-end of passenger trains, awaits its next run over the electrified main line from Croton-Hampton to Grand Central Station, circa 1959. This rail distance is 32.7 miles. The railroad is also electrified to North White Plains on the Harlem Division, a distance of 24 miles.
Date: c. 1959
Item Type: Photograph

[Observation Car of the "Texas Zephyr"]

Description: Interior view of Observation Parlor Car in the consist of Fort Worth and Denver (Burlington) Railway's "Texas Zephyr"which provided service between Denver and Fort Worth and Dallas.
Date: c. 1953
Item Type: Photograph

[Passenger train leaving Chicago]

Description: Illinois Central streamlined passenger train with a consist of nine cars, headed by engine No. 2418, a Mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, leaving Chicago Central Station.
Date: c. 1952
Item Type: Photograph

[Pennsylvania Railroad GG1 locomotive]

Description: Pensy's GG1, No. 4876 is one of the veteran electric locomotives in service on the run between New York and Harrisburg and also on the route from Philadelphia through Baltimore to Washington D. C. circa 1959.
Date: c. 1959
Item Type: Photograph

[The "Powatan Arrow" passing the "Jawn Henry"]

Description: Norfolk and Western Railway's the "Powhatan Arrow" headed by streamlined engine No. 605, a Class J Northern type 4-8-4 locomotive, passing engine No. 2300, the "Jawn Henry." The Jawn Henry was a one-of-a-kind experimental coal turbine electric that had a water tube boiler. It was rated at 4500 horsepower at 8000 rpm. It was built by Baldwin Locomotive Works in May 1954 and left the N&W roster on January 4, 1958.
Date: c. 1955
Item Type: Photograph