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Description: Patent for improvements in extension-steps which attach to vehicles and "do away with the boxes used to assist in getting up to the first or lower step" (lines 10-12). When not in use, the steps can be swiveled up. They are raised, lowered, and locked into position with a mechanism operated using a handle.
Date: May 4, 1897
Creator: Hamilton, Samuel R.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Day View of Train Wreck]

Description: Photograph of workers inspecting the aftermath of a train wreck over a bridge. Three men can be seen on the left looking at the undercarriage of one of the train cars that remains on the railway. A fourth man can be seen to their right observing a train car that hangs precariously over the bridge's edge. Another train car can be seen on the road below, leaning up against the bridge. Two parked vehicles can be seen in the background
Date: September 2, 1958
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Night View of Train Wreck]

Description: Photograph of men investigating the debris from a train wreck over a bridge. Three rail cars can be seen remaining on the bridge to the left, with the third car jutting out over the edge. A fourth car has been thrown from the bridge and can be seen leaning against it from the road. Two men, one in a police uniform, can be seen observing the train car that has fallen off the bridge, and a third man in a light colored jacket can be seen in the right corner looking at something off-camera.
Date: September 2, 1958
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[The Sunshine Special]

Description: A locomotive engine pulls the Texas & Pacific "Red Eye" passenger train, named The Sunshine Special. These business-friendly trains were scheduled to arrive in the Dallas/Ft Worth area at about 9 AM from both the east and the west. This picture was taken by A.F. Weaver at Millsap, Texas in 1940. It was published in the Rotogravure section of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. The Series 700- (714-) series engine shown was replaced a few years later by larger, more powerful Series 600 engin… more
Date: 1940
Creator: Weaver, A. F.
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

Texas and Pacific Railway Terminal

Description: Photograph of the Texas and Pacific Terminal at Main and Front Streets in Fort Worth, Texas taken from a postcard. It opened on Dec 16, 1889. The red brick building with a fountain in a foreground was designed by architect O.H. Lang. It served Fort Worth until 1931, when a new larger terminal opened.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Train and Car On Tracks]

Description: Photograph of a wrecked car sitting on the railroad tracks after a collision. There is a train behind it and another one to the left on a different track. There are several men sitting nearby.
Date: unknown
Creator: Winkelmann's Studio
Partner: The Dolph Briscoe Center for American History

Mud or Sand Band for Vehicles.

Description: Patent for a protective flap to attach to an axle to prevent mud and sand from the wheels from dirtying and interfering with the operation of the wheel-hub and axle.
Date: June 3, 1902
Creator: Horger, Simeon D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Main Street, Taylor, Texas

Description: Postcard of a general view of Main Street in downtown Taylor. Note the horse-drawn buggies on the right side of the street and the man leaning against his car on the left side. There is no correspondence on the back of the postcard.
Date: 190?
Partner: Taylor Public Library

[Train on Bridge #1]

Description: Photograph of a train on a bridge. Most of the train carts seen in the picture are rectangular. A hotel and clock tower can be seen in the background. Some vehicles and people are on the road under the bridge. Back of photo reads, "Park-Orleans Grade Separation - Beaumont - June 1965 Beaumont Division".
Date: June 1965
Partner: Edison Museum

[Train Wreck in Richmond Results]

Description: Photograph of a black automobile folded slightly from the impact on its right side. The car is positioned perpendicular to the train tracks and is part of the 1952 Southern Pacific train wreck. Five men walk in front of the car in the foreground, one of which is Tiny Gaston, the Police Chief near the right edge.
Date: 1952
Partner: Fort Bend County Libraries
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