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[Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's Depot at Conception del Oro]

Description: Relatively unchanged from an era of long ago, Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's train No. 2, northbound, headed by Engine No. 6, a Pacific type 4-6-2 coal-fired steam locomotive with a consist of four cars, is backing into the depot at Concepcion del Oro, in the state of Zacatecas. The train has reversed direction on the wye at this southern terminal in the days of the great copper mines owned and operated by the Mazapol Copper Company, Ltd. Soon it will depart on its run over the narrow gaug… more
Date: 1948
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Railroad Bridge Over Water]

Description: Photograph of a short train on top of a railroad bridge over water. Several large tents are pitched on a thin stretch of rocky beach running through the center of the frame. On the right side of this beach, large debris litters the ground. The bridge itself is supported by a series of arches running below the tracks. Telephone poles line the far side of the bridge.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Fritz Dietrich

Texas Rail System Plan

Description: This plan addresses the Texas Rail System Plan (TRSP). The TRSP provides the plan to implement commuter and freight rail improvements that keep pace with economic growth. It covers issues such as infrastructure, public need, and long-range planning.
Date: October 2005
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a railroad switch that is easier to use and more effective than the "common stub switch" (lines 10-11), thereby reducing damage.
Date: December 16, 1919
Creator: Cuellar, Samuel D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Austin to Houston Passenger Rail Study

Description: The purpose of the Austin to Houston Passenger Rail Study is to analyze the feasibility of implementing 110 mph intercity passenger rail service between Austin and Houston including possible service to Bryan/ College Station. This feasibility analysis consisted of identifying the characteristics of existing rail infrastructure and operations in the study corridors, analyzing potential alternative alignments for the passenger rail operations, and determining required infrastructure and impacts f… more
Date: December 2011
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Train Wreck by Central Texas Iron Works

Description: Photograph of a train derailment. There are three sets of tracks pictured and the set of tracks on the far right is where the train has derailed. In the background, one of the wooden train cars has been broken apart. "T & P 22057" is printed on the side of the train cars.
Date: 1955
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Railroad Station in Lott]

Description: Photograph of a train emitting steam at a railroad station in Lott, Texas; there is a sign that reads "[...] Lott [...] Let us show you [...] We Have Cement Side Walks, Good Schools, Water Works, Electric Lights, All The Things That Go To Make A Good Town. Land Prices Set Very Reasonable"
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Train at Concepcion del Oro]

Description: Coahuila and Zacatecas Railroad's Engine No. 7 has taken a long drink an a summer afternoon at the water tank located in the yards at Concepcion del Oro, preparing to head an ore consist. This was a mining town for many years where ore trains departed on frequent schedules for the Mazapil Smelter at saltillo, Mexico.
Date: February 23, 1960
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Railroad Wreck Postcard]

Description: Postcard of a train that wrecked near Goldthwaite, Texas, taken from a ditch to the right of the train track and looking down the length of the train which is partially derailed in the background. Six men are standing in the ditch and on the hill to the right, some observing the wreck and some looking towards the camera. Handwriting on the back of the postcard reads, "Wreck near Goldthwaite, May 1908".
Date: May 1908
Partner: Jennie Trent Dew Library
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