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Mineral Wells, Texas

Description: A pamphlet about the various services and attractions in and around Mineral Wells, Texas, with many photographic illustrations, extols the allurements of Mineral in an effusive nineteenth-century prose, that was probably archaic for the time of the pamphlet.
Date: unknown
Creator: Texas and Pacific Railway - General Passenger Department
Partner: Boyce Ditto Public Library

["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
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Westbound double-headed passenger train in Dallas]

Description: Observe this unusual scene: One of the Texas and Pacific Railway's westbound passenger trains entering Dallas Union Terminal Station - double-headed by steam locomotives with Engine No. 715, a Pacific type 4-6-2, on the point. the time was 5:00 PM in the year 1949. This unusual photograph appears to depict a three-locomotive movement from the Cadiz St roundhouse to the station tracks at Union Terminal Co. The first engine is a T&P 4-6-2 No.715, the second most likely also a T&P locomotive, and the third is one of the Southern Pacific's streamlined 4-6-2 P-14s in Sunbeam service. The notes accompanying the photograph list the time as 5:00PM which is the exact time The Sunbeam is supposed to depart for Houston. It will certainly have to do some high stepping to beat the Sam Houston Zephyr into Houston this 1949 day.
Date: 1949
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["The Texan" entering Dallas]

Description: Breathing just a wisp of smoke, the Texas and Pacific's "The Texan" train No. 15 westbound, headed by Engine No. 715, a type 4-6-2 locomotive, pulls into the Dallas Union Terminal Station in 1948.
Date: 1948
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

Texas and Pacific Railway Depot, Paris, Tex.

Description: Color postcard picturing the Texas and Pacific Railway Depot in Paris, Texas. It is a red brick building with many gables, a cart in front of it and a fence beside it. The correspondence says, " Dear Little Precious, Poppa is sick this morning and wants to see you awfully bad. we will all be mighty glad when Dec comes if it brings you and Mud. Lovingly, Auntie." It is addressed to Miss Rosa Louise Dill, 206 East 5th Street, Oklahoma City, Okla. It is postmarked Oct. 15, 1907.
Date: unknown
Partner: Private Collection of Joe E. Haynes