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["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: 1925~
Item Type: Photograph

[Highland Park, Texas Depot]

Description: The new Highland Park, Texas Depot of the Missouri - Kansas - Texas Railroad (KATY) which opened on July 1, 1922 and closed on July 1, 1965.
Date: July 1922
Item Type: Photograph

[Interoceanic Railway of Mexico train crossing a gorge]

Description: Passenger train on the Interoceanic Railway of Mexico enroute between Mexico City and Veracruz in September 1920. This narrow gauge train, headed by a Consolidation type 2-8-0 steam locomotive with a diverse consist, carried a Broiler-buffet Sleeping car on the rear-end which provided meal service for Pullman passengers.
Date: September 1920
Item Type: Photograph

[Mail-Express train in Pennsylvania]

Description: One of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Mail-Express trains, headed by a K4s locomotive with a standard coach on the rear-end, rolls through the Pennsylvania countryside on a cold, dismal day in January 1923.
Date: January 1923
Creator: Newman-Schmidt
Item Type: Photograph

[Mardigras Car]

Description: Mardigras car in the consist of the Illinois Central's "The Panama Limited" operating between Chicago and New Orleans, circa 1925.
Date: 1925~
Item Type: Photograph

["Overland Limited" in Echo Canyon]

Description: One of the nation's most famous name trains - the "Overland Limited" - train No. 1 (westbound) on Union Pacific rails in Echo Canyon, Utah. The train is headed by a Mountain, type 4-8-2 locomotive with a Vanderbilt tender (oil burner) headed by Engine No. 7038 with a consist of eleven cars, all standard heavyweight equipment. This train was a joint-operation of three rail entities: Chicago and Northwestern from Chicago to Omaha; Union Pacific from Omaha to Salt Lake City; and Southern Pacific from Salt Lake City to San Francisco and on to Los Angeles. In the "Roaring Twenties" the "Overland Limited" was the flagship of the Union Pacific's fleet.
Date: 1928~
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: 1920~
Item Type: Photograph

[Saltillo Depot]

Description: Saltillo, Mexico passenger depot of the National Railways of Mexico, September 1920. This was a busy terminal on the Nuevo Laredo to Mexico City main line. Also for local trains operating to Monterrey, Piedras Negras, and Torreon.
Date: September 1920
Item Type: Photograph

["Scenic Limited" on the Royal Gorge Route in Colorado]

Description: Photograph of Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad's "Scenic Limited" headed by engine No. 1508, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive with a consist of seven cars, traverses the Royal Gorge Route in Colorado around 1929. In the distant background is the Hanging Bridge in the Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River.
Date: 1929~
Item Type: Photograph

["Sunset Limited"]

Description: Southern Pacific's "Sunset Limited", train No. 101, westbound, headed by Engine No. 2433, a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive, with a consist of eight cars.
Date: 1926~
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

["Textile Special" brochure]

Description: Brochure of the "Textile Special" which ran only once. It traversed a distance of about 1965 miles through the Lone Star State. As a sequence of the publicity engendered as new era of industrial development dawned in Texas.
Date: 1923
Item Type: Photograph

[Train pulling into Monterrey Station]

Description: Monterrey's Union station in the "Glory Days of Steam" January 1920. In this era, it was one of the finest railroad passenger depots in Mexico. This station had ten stub-end tracks. There were sixteen through passenger trains daily, inbound and outbound. In addition, there were trains originating at Monterrey, such as those to Matamoros, Nuevo Laredo, Realta, Saltillo and Tampico. The track in the foreground was a portion of Monterrey's electric street railway system. The paralleling track in the background was the main line of the National Railways of Mexico coming into Monterrey from Tampico.
Date: January 1920
Item Type: Photograph