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[Streetcar on West 40th Street]

Description: Photograph of "West 40th Street, looking east from Guadalupe Street, before street railway tracks were removed." A streetcar is in the middle of the road and cars are on each side.
Date: January 18, 1940
Creator: Bureau of Identification Photographic Laboratory
Location Info:
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[MKT Northbound Texas Special]

Description: Photograph of Missouri, Kansas, Texas' northbound Texas Special on Southern Pacific tracks on 3rd at Neches Street, Austin, Texas. Next to the tracks is the Gugenheim-Goldsmith Co. fruits & produce warehouse. Several cars are parked along the street.
Date: 1965~
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

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 for potential passenger rail service in the study area.
Date: December 2011
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Trains & Roundhouse

Description: Three photographs, with top photo showing trains on the track, with the Swift Building in the background; middle photo shows the roundhouse, bottom photo is a closer shot of two trains on the track.
Date: 193X
Partner: Taylor Public Library

Bexar Scrip 2692

Description: Copy of a land Grant file for land issued to the Houston & Texas Central Railway Company in the Bexar Land District. Includes a folder jacket with table of contents and notes about the land grant (filed July 12, 1928); field notes by M.J. Doyle, Deputy Surveyor, Bexar Land District for Section 21 Block 20 (January 13, 1873); the affidavit of ownership of S.N. Allen (July 12, 1928); and a note by Land Commissioner J.H. Walker indicating that the file has no relation to the O. Henry story of the same name (December 4, 1933). O. Henry’s story tells the tale of a Railroad baron taking a poor homesteader’s land by stealing this file. Walker notes that although the file was missing for a period, due to office procedures the land fraud could not have occurred.
Date: 1873/1928
Creator: Texas. General Land Office.
Partner: Texas General Land Office

[Train on Tracks]

Description: Photograph of the Kansas City Southern Train at a station in Port Arthur. There are two men walking towards the camera, and a large group of people on the platform behind them. There is a small white building at the station. A sticker on the back of the photograph identifies the photographer as James Everett, from Groves, Texas.
Date: unknown
Creator: Everett, James
Partner: Museum of the Gulf Coast

Texas State Railroad Map: 2012

Description: Map of Texas depicting the railroad network within the state. Each railroad line is shown with a different color. There are insets for the Dallas/Fort Worth region as well as the Houston region.
Date: 2013
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Texas State Railroad Map: 2009

Description: Map of Texas depicting the railroad network within the state. Each railroad line is shown with a different color. There are insets for the Dallas/Fort Worth region as well as the Houston region.
Date: 2010
Creator: Texas. Department of Transportation.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Railroad tracks near Austin]

Description: Photograph of International and Great Northern railroad tracks outside of Austin. On the tracks in the distance can be seen the switch, and in the far distance, the city watertower is visible. Telephone poles and brush are dominant, though some houses and fences indicating residences are visible.
Date: July 22, 1966
Creator: City of Austin
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Tie Mold

Description: Patent is for new molds to hold in place railway ties inexpesively.
Date: September 19, 1916
Creator: Shearer, F. C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Rail Strike

Description: Photograph of a gentleman leans on his car in front of a railroad crossing sign, holding a sign marked "On Strike UTU Union."
Date: 1970
Creator: Cochran, Jimmy W.
Partner: Midwestern State University

Missouri Pacific Railway system.

Description: Map shows late nineteenth century routes of the Missouri Pacific Railway through Oklahoma, Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Kansas, and parts of Texas, Nebraska, and Illinois. Scale not given.
Date: 1887
Creator: Rand McNally and Company
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library
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