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[Cotton Belt train at Dallas Union Terminal]

Description: St. Louis - Southwestern (cotton Belt) Railroad train No. 2, headed by Engine No. 308, a 1600 H.P. Alco - GE diesel electric locomotive, at Dallas Union terminal on June 1, 1952.
Date: June 1, 1952
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

["The Sunbeam" at Dallas]

Description: Southern Pacific's morning passenger train from Houston to Dallas is Train No. 15 The Hustler which uses the same cars as the afternoon Sunbeam. After its arrival in Dallas the entire train will be turned on "the wye" serviced, have a parlor car added to the consist and leave for Houston as Train No. 14 at five pm.
Date: 1950
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

["Sunshine Special" near Forney, Texas]

Description: Texas and Pacific's " Sunshine Special" train No. 2, eastbound, headed by Engine No. 909, a 900 class Mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, rolls through Texas countryside near Forney on a summer day in 1929. The Texas and Pacific Railway had five locomotives of the 900 class which were built by the Baldwin Locomotive Works in 1928 and these went into service in 1929. They were Numbers 905, 906, 907, 908, and 909.
Date: 1929
Item Type: Photograph

["New Orleans Limited" rolling through Alabama]

Description: One Southern Belle - Louisville and Nashville Railroad's "New Orleans Limited" train No.1, southbound, rolls through southern Alabama enroute to New Orleans from Montgomery in the spring of 1915. This de luxe steam powered train with a consist of ten cars of standard heavyweight equipment is headed by Engine No. 197, a K-3 class Pacific, type 4-6-2 locomotive. This engine was built in the year 1912 at the Louisville and Nashville's South Louisville Shops.
Date: 1915
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

["Sunset Limited" at Santa Barbara depot]

Description: In the days when Steam was King, Southern Pacific's "Sunset Limited" train No. 2 eastbound, headed by Engine No. 2286 - a Pacific type 4-6-2- locomotive - with a consist of nine standard heavyweight cars - awaits the conductor's "B-o-a-rd!" at the depot in Santa Barbara.
Date: c. 1916
Item Type: Photograph

[Chicago and North Western Railway's passenger station]

Description: This photograph depicts one of the nations finest railroad passenger stations - Chicago and North Western Railway's Chicago passenger station. Sign above the station says" Streamliners, North Western, Union Pacific"
Date: c. 1948
Creator: Allison - Lightall
Item Type: Photograph

["Daylight Special" at Chicago Central Station]

Description: One of the Illinois Central's de luxe passenger trains; the "Daylight Special" train No. 19 southbound, stands in the Central Station in Chicago - as passengers entrain - prior to the departure hour : 10:02 AM. This train (and its companion, No. 20 northbound) operated between Chicago, Springfield, and St. Louis. The rail distance was 294.17 miles; and the schedule was 7 hours and 44 minutes: equivalent to a running time of about 40 miles per hour. This photograph was taken in the summer of 1911. This was a modern train in that era - cited in the Official Guide of the Railways (June 1916) as: All steel and electric-lighted. The consist included: chair cars and coaches, cafe-club car and Observation Parlor car.
Date: 1911
Item Type: Photograph

["The Panama Limited" departing from Chicago]

Description: One of the nation's most well-known name trains, Illinois Central Railroad's "The Panama Limited" headed by Engine No. 1158, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive which burns coal, is departing from Central Station in Chicago. The station's tower is in the left background.
Date: c. 1920
Item Type: Photograph

["The Montrealer" near Montreal]

Description: Photograph of one of America's most unique passenger trains. Depicted in this photograph is the "Montrealer" train No. 21, northbound, on the last portion of its journey near Montreal, Canada. The famous old name train - headed by a C,ational's Engine No. 231 - a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive with a consist of five standard heavyweight cats - was om service for a number of decades. "The Montrealer" was a Pennsylvania train from Washington D.C. to New York; a New Haven train from New York to Springfield; a Boston train from Springfield to White River Junction; and a Canadian National train from White River Junction to Montreal. The rail distance was 669.7 miles. Over a span of years "The Montrealer" departed from Washington at 4:00 pm and arrived in Montreal at 8:55 am. This schedule was equivalent to an average running time of about 40 miles per hour.
Date: January 1938
Item Type: Photograph

[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

Description: Photograph of a train passing between mountains near a lake. Characterized as one of the most fantastic scenes on any railroad - this is the Pennsylvania's Horseshoe Curve shortly after sunrise on a spring morning in 1954. This was the centennial year of Horse Shoe Curve, which was built in 1854. The Mountain in the background in the center of the Curve is Kittaning Mountain.
Date: 1954
Item Type: Photograph

["The Katy Flyer" passing Dallas Yard]

Description: M-K-T Train No.6, The "Katy Flyer" slows through Dallas yard heading for Union Terminal behind a pair of Alco PA model 2000HP diesel electric locomotives on June 18,1953.
Date: June 18, 1953
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph

[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

Description: This photograph depicts the most famous stretch of railroad main line in the world as it appeared in the autumn of 1951- the Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve, located in Kittanning Gap in Pennsylvania. In this scene a Pennsylvania K4s locomotive acts as a "helper" on the head-end of a diesel powered train.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph

["Argonaut" passenger trains in West Texas]

Description: Long ago in the age of steam, the Southern Pacific's "Argonaut" passenger trains, numbers 104 and 103, east and westbound, respectively, meet in the early morning hours at mile post 450 between Langtry and Pumpville in far west Texas.
Date: c. 1929
Item Type: Photograph

[Six Texas & Pacific Trains head to the 1936 Rose Bowl]

Description: Texas and Pacific Railway's six special trains, which carried football fans to the Rose Bowl game in Pasadena, California, which was played on January 1, 1936, await the hour of departure in the Dallas Union Terminal Station on Sunday afternoon, December 29, 1935. Train No. 1, christened the "Flagship" headed by Engine No. 905, a 900 Class Mountain type 4-8-2 locomotive, stands on the track at extreme right.
Date: December 29, 1935
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

[Suburban commuter train leaving Chicago]

Description: One of Illinois Central Railroad's early suburban trains - headed by Engine No. 1050 - a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive with a consist of five handcrafted wooden cars, having open platforms and under-body truss rods - leaving Central Station in Chicago. At the turn of the century the Illinois Central Railroad was providing commuter service.
Date: c. 1910
Item Type: Photograph