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Description: Long Island Rail Road's Jamaica Station, looking west toward New York, October 21, 1970. Passenger trains run through this station on an average of one every thirty seconds during peak periods of commuter travel. This is one of the world's busiest rail terminals. Note the outside paralleling third rail beside the respective tracks which provides electrical energy. Trains are powered from 650-volt Direct Current. Two-thirds of all passenger trains on the Long Island Rail Road operate in electrified territory.
Description: Chihuahua - Pacific Railway's route across North Central Mexico from Ojinaga on the Rio Grande, opposite Presidio, Texas to Topolobampo on the Gulf of California constitutes a tortuous and fantastic stretch of rails. This photograph is a birds eye view of the famous horse shoe curve of the Santa Barbara bridge in the mountains.
Description: Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway train No. 111, headed by engine No. 12, a 4000 H.P. electro-motive diesel locomotive, on the Trinity River Bridge in Dallas.
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Description: The passenger gourmet is ushered to a fine setting of snowy linens, gleaming, gleaming silver and superb cuisine aboard the dining car in the consist of the Santa Fe's "Super Chief". The tradition of food and service as provided by Fred Harvey beginning in the early days of this railroad remains constant.
Description: This massive structure is the Union Station in Washington D.C. on July 25, 1969. This terminal has a total of thirty tracks, of which nine are through tracks and twenty-one are stub end. A portion of the station's tracks are electrified by the overhead catenary system thereby Permitting Penn Central's GG1 Electric Locomotives heading passenger trains, the "Metroliners", and electric powered multiple unit commuter trains to serve the terminal.
Date: July 25, 1969
Creator: Hanlon, Pat
Description: Illinois Central Railroad's "Panama Limited" train No. 6, northbound, stands in the New Orleans' Union Passenger Terminal awaiting the hour of departure on its overnight run to Chicago on May 25, 1969.
Date: May 25, 1969
Creator: Hanlon, Pat
Description: South side of the Chicago Union Station which is used by passenger trains of the Penn Central, Burlington Northern and Gulf, Mobile & Ohio Railroads. The north side of this station is used by trains of the Milwaukee Road.
Date: May 16, 1969
Description: One of the nation's finest railroad terminals: Dallas Union Station which is served by the National Railroad Passenger Corporation, known as Amtrak, and soon to be served by commuter trains, operating between Dallas - Fort Worth and other North Texas points. The station is owned by the City of Dallas and represents an investment and modernization aggregating fifteen million dollars.
Date: September 1968
Creator: Freeman, G. Robert
Description: Chihuahua - Pacific Railway's "Autovias" train, consisting of fiat diesel cars coming out of one of the 73 tunnels which are located on the line between La Junta and El Fuerte, Mexico on the 281 mile portion of the route traversing the mountain region over the Continental Divide around 1968.
Description: One of the finest railroad stations in the South is the New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. Automobiles are parked outside the terminal near sidewalks and landscaped areas.
Date: August 15, 1967
Creator: Hanlon, Pat
Description: Locomotive No. 67 a consolidation type 2-8-0 rides the turntable in the San Lazaro engine terminal enroute from its roundhouse stall to servicing tracks. The "F.C. I." abbreviation on the tender is Ferro-carril Cuautla Y Ixtla" (Cuauta and Ixtla Railroad). In yesteryears this locomotive ran only on this 50-mile branch line. Soon it will head the National Railways of Mexico's narrow gauge passenger consist on the main line run from Mexico City via Cuauta to Puebla. This 3-foot gauge railroad system is one of the oldest in the Republic. It traverses one of the most picturesque routes in Mexico. June 1967.
Date: June 1967
Creator: Peterson, Roland B.
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.
Description: A typical rush hour scene in the magnificent Chicago Station of the Chicago and North Western Railway.
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.