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["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

["The Crescent Limited"]

Description: Southern Railway's " The Crescent Limited" famous New Orleans - New York train, headed by engine No.1394, a big Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, enroute between Spartanburg and Greenville, South Carolina.
Date: c. 1926
Item Type: Photograph

[Dallas Passenger Depot]

Description: The Texas and Pacific Railway's Dallas passenger depot located on the south side of Pacific Avenue t the intersection of Lamar Street. This depot was in service until the Dallas Union Terminal was opened in the autumn of 1916.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph

[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
Item Type: Photograph

[Early "California Limited" entering Los Angeles]

Description: One of the early "California Limiteds" entering the suburbs of Los Angeles, possibly dating from the late 1870's. The ten-wheeler, type 4-6-0, heading the train bears an original Santa Fe engine No. 54, indicative of ancient age. At the turn of the century the Santa Fe owned a large fleet of these locomotives: 478 ten-wheelers; these were versatile engines, known as "Jack of all Trades." However, no steam locomotives of this type were built to Santa Fe blueprints later than 1901. Observe the consist: the old weather-worn wooden railway post office car in the lead and the other open-platform wooden cars - all heated by potbellied iron stoves which burned wood or coal, and illuminated by kerosene. In this era, travel by rail had potential hazards but its popularity never waned.
Date: c. 1870
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

["The Firefly" entering Kansas City]

Description: Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad's "The Firefly" train No. 14-32, northbound, headed by a mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, entering the Union Station in Kansas City, Missouri, circa 1925.
Date: c. 1925
Item Type: Photograph

["The Flying Crow" rolling through Eastwood Hills, Missouri]

Description: Kansas City Southern Railway's " The Flying Crow" train No. 15, southbound, rolls through Eastwood Hills, Missouri enroute from Kansas City to Shreveport, Louisiana, circa 1925. The train is headed by a beautiful Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive with a Vanderbilt oil tender.
Date: c. 1925
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

["Gouldsboro" ferry boat]

Description: Texas and Pacific Railway's "Gouldsboro", a steam powered ferry boat, transports a passenger train across the Mississippi River at New Orleans, circa 1938.
Date: c. 1938
Item Type: Photograph

[Grand Central Station in Chicago]

Description: One if the nation's greatest rail terminals was the Baltimore and Ohio's Grand Central Station in Chicago. The station has a large clock tower on the corner and automobiles outside on the street. Grand Central Station was opened on Dec 8, 1890.
Date: unknown
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

["The Green Diamond"]

Description: Illinois Central's original train "The Green Diamond" which went into service between Chicago and St. Louis in 1936. The consist included a combine baggage-mail car, four coaches, dining car, and observation parlor car.
Date: c. 1936
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