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["Aztec Eagle" departing from Mexico City]

Description: "The Aztec Eagle" train No. 1 northbound, modern streamlined passenger train of the National Railways of Mexico departing from Mexico City on the 802 mile run to Nuevo Laredo, Mexico located on the Rio Grande opposite Laredo, Texas. Circa 1960.
Date: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph

["California Zephyr" in Colorado]

Description: The superb Vista-Domed streamliner, "California Zephyr", rolls over Western Pacific rails through Feather River Canyon in California, circa 1960. Mountains and a river are in the background.
Date: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph

["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: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph

[Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's coach yard]

Description: Aerial view of the Chicago and Western Indiana Railroad's fabulous 51st Street coach yard and facilities in Chicago. At this time the destruction of the nation's great network of rail passenger service was only about two years away.
Date: c. 1966
Item Type: Photograph

[Clovis, New Mexico depot]

Description: For many years this depot at Clovis, New Mexico was one of the busiest passenger terminals on Santa Fe rails, circa 1960. This was the junction point for passenger trains operating to and from the Texas cities of Dallas, Fort Worth and Houston; also, for the mainline trains operating via Amarillo to and from Chicago and the West Coast.
Date: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph

[Commuter Train]

Description: Commuter train on the electrified division of the New Haven Railroad between New York and New Haven, Connecticut, circa 1960.
Date: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph

["The Crescent" in the Georgia mountains]

Description: "The Crescent" on w of Southern Railway's deluxe streamliners, crosses the mountains of north Georgia. It carried private room Pullman cars between New York and New Orleans and reclining-seat coaches between Washington D.C. and Atlanta and New Orleans.
Date: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph

[Engine 183 above the Toltec Gorge]

Description: Rio Grande's engine No. 483 exits from Toltec Tunnel No. 2 on narrow gauge rails between Alamosa and Durango, Colorado. This is above Toltec Gorge with the Garfield Monument located about 100 feet west of the tunnel portal. Rocky cliffs are to the left of the track and a railing is to the right.
Date: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph

[Grand Central Station in Chicago]

Description: Grand Central Station, Chicago was opened on December 8, 1890. Baltimore and Ohio's passenger service into and out of this terminal was inaugurated in Dec 1, 1891. Sign on the side of the building says, " C & O, B & O Want Passengers? You bet! only $22.15 to Washington - Free movies - Try us - WA.2-2211".
Date: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph

[Mighty Engine No. 1361 of the Pennsylvania Railroad]

Description: Pennsylvania Railroad's mighty and versatile Engine No. 1361, a K4s Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, was one of the earliest built in the shops at Altoona, Pennsylvania. This locomotive was placed in service May 18, 1918 and hauled passenger trains on the main line between New York, Harrisburg, and Pittsburgh over a period of thirty-five years. It rolled up a total of 2,469,000 miles before retirement. It now reposes at the famous Horseshoe Curve as a permanent monument.
Date: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph

["North Coast Limited" in Rocky Canyon]

Description: Northern Pacific's modern Vista-Dome "North Coast Limited" in Rocky Canyon a short distance east of Bozeman, Montana, circa 1960. this was a Northern Pacific train from Seattle to St. Paul and a Chicago, Burlington and Quincy train from St. Paul to Chicago.
Date: c. 1960
Item Type: Photograph

[Passenger train crossing the Chinipas Bridge]

Description: Chihuahua - Pacific Railway's transcontinental passenger train crossing one of 28 major bridges on the line between Chihuahua City and San Blas in Mexico. This is the Chinipas bridge, which is the highest, located at Kilometer 748. The height is 334.7 feet and the length is 958 feet. Circa 1965.
Date: c. 1965
Item Type: Photograph