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Prismoidal (One Rail) Railway System, Adapted for City Streets, Suburban, and General Railroad Traffic

Description: Photograph of a crowd of people on a train. A handwritten note reads "W.W. Knowles, Bastrop, TX, [illegible] at Brenham." A printed note on the back of the photograph reads, "Prismoidal (One Rail) Railway System, Adapted for City Streets, Suburban, and General Railroad Traffic; Practicable by Steam, or Horse power; Elevated or at Grade; Built and equipped at one half the cost of any other plan of equal capacity; Cars impossible to be thrown from track; examination of this system, by engineers and others, is respectfully solicited. I am now prepared to grant Licenses to railway companies and others, to construct and use the Prismoidal railway system., E. Crew, Inventor and Patentee."
Date: unknown
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Passenger Recorder

Description: Patent for "automatically auditing the number of passengers and the distance traveled by said passengers while en route on a train or other public conveyance." (lines 9-13)
Date: September 26, 1911
Creator: Rudolf Brown, of Cuero, Texas.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Railroads in Longview]

Description: Photograph of four railroad workers posing next to a train in Longview, Texas. The engine is a 4-4-0 locomotive with the initials for Houston and Great Northern Railroad Company (H & G N R Co. #2) on the tender car and San Jacinto on the cab.
Date: 1870~
Partner: Longview Public Library

[Train at platform]

Description: Photograph of a train at a platform. A man stands near it. Smoke billows from the smokestack. No other passengers are visible. Houses are visible on the left parallel to the rail line.
Date: 1876?
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Train Wreck by Central Texas Iron Works

Description: Photograph of a train car that has derailed. The words "Sante Fe" and "Grand Canyon Line" are printed on the front of the derailed car. The mangled train wheels are in front of the train car. A pile of what appears to be broken glass is sitting in the grass.
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Train Wreck

Description: Photograph of a train wreck near North First and Clinton Street in Abilene, Texas. There is a light powdery substance on top of and near the wreckage.
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Train Wreck

Description: Photograph of a train wreck near North First and Clinton Street in Abilene, Texas. There are two train car axles laying far apart from each other. The overturned train is in the background.
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Train Wreck

Description: Copy negative of a train wreck near North First and Clinton Street in Abilene, Texas. There is wreckage of the train, and light signal laying on the ground. To the right of the photograph, there is a telephone pole.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Train Wreck

Description: Copy negative of a train wreck near North First and Clinton Street in Abilene, Texas. Two sets of train tracks lead to the wreckage. On one of the tracks, there are several train car axles.
Date: unknown
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Train Wreck

Description: Photograph of a train wreck near North First and Clinton Street in Abilene, Texas. There is a pile of overturned rail cars and other debris.
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Train Wreck #2

Description: Photograph of a train wreck near North First and Clinton Street in Abilene, Texas. There is a street with a road block on it. To the right of the street, there is the wreckage of the overturned train.
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Train Wreck

Description: Photograph of a train wreck near North First and Clinton Street in Abilene, Texas. There are overturned rail cars as well as other debris.
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Train Wreck

Description: Photograph of a train wreck near North First and Clinton Street in Abilene, Texas. There is a pile of overturned rail cars and other wreckage.
Date: 1956
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library