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[Children's Train]

Description: Photograph of a mini train for children at theater located at 5601 North Lamar Boulevard. On the the engine where the conductor sits, an illustration of a Native American with a headdress can be seen painted on the side. Four children of varying ages can be seen riding in the cars of the train, which have animal cutouts placed on them for decoration. A train tunnel with a field beyond it can be seen in the back ground, and crossing signal light can be seen to the right.
Date: November 4, 1961
Creator: Mears, Dewey G.
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

Electric Railway.

Description: Patent for "a new and useful improvement in electric railways, and particularly to such railways as are adapted to use underground conduits, and has for its object to so construct such conduit and the line-wire connections therefor as to insure a constant connection between the line-wire and the motor of the car, and, further to greatly simplify and increase the efficiency of such systems." (Lines 8-17) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: April 14, 1896
Creator: Reid, Lemin Wallace
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Car-Door.

Description: Patent for "an improved freight car door so supported that it will not be shaken or jarred off and can be easily opened and closed at all times no matter how heavily loaded the car may be." (Lines 16-20) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: February 26, 1895
Creator: Allen, Thomas C.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Balanced-Valve Testing and Locking Device.

Description: Patent for "a simple testing and locking device for balanced valves of locomotives, the testing device being so placed with relation to the valve that it may be accurately determined whether the valve on one or the other side of the engine is leaking without removing the outer plates form the valve-casing or removing the covers from the steam-chest." (Lines 8-16) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: June 15, 1897
Creator: Sadler, James Alexander
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Releasing Device For Brakes Of Drive-Wheels.

Description: Patent for "releasing devices for the brakes of drive-wheels of locomotives, whereby the brakes are instantaneously released at the time the train is in motion and before the braked drive-wheels are on the point of sliding on the rails, also before the triple valve acts to release the brakes." (Lines 15-21) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: July 13, 1897
Creator: Pelham, Walter O.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Railway-Car.

Description: Patent for a railway car that runs close to the railroad tracks, to prevent damage should it become derailed or in another accident. Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: August 24, 1897
Creator: Finley, Jefferson L.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Locomotive Drive-Wheel.

Description: Patent for "driving-wheels for locomotives; and it has for its object to provide an approximately perfect balanced driving wheel and thereby materially decrease the internal disturbances to the mechanism of the locomotive due to the present methods of counterbalancing in the driving-wheel the reciprocating and revolving parts thereof." (Lines 12-19) Includes instructions and illustrations.
Date: March 9, 1897
Creator: Davis, Philip Z.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[T&P Superpower Train #610]

Description: Clipping of a captioned photograph of T&P Train #610 en route to Fort Worth while pulling the American Freedom Train. The caption reads: "Super-power in the form of ex-Texas & Pacific 2-10-4 610 leads the American Freedom Train through Joshua, Tex., en route to Fort Worth on the Santa Fe on February 25, 1976. Photograph by Harold A. Edmonson." Written below the image is "July Trains Magazine pg 50."
Date: July 1976
Creator: Edmonson, Harold A.
Partner: The Grace Museum

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

[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