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[Photograph of Rail Yard]

Description: Photograph of a rail yard. An engine and two cars are resting among the many tracks in the area. Wood and building materials litter the foreground. A city is visible in the background.
Date: 1942~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Photograph of Locomotive]

Description: Photograph of a locomotive with the number 553046 written on its front. A man in a coat stands before its wheels. Two people are barely in frame on either side of the photo.
Date: 1942~
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

[Buscavage by Train Car]

Description: Photograph of Edward Buscavage sitting alongside a train car. Another man stands behind him in the background, and others sit in the train car.
Date: 1945
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

["The Montrealer" near Montreal]

Description: Photograph of one of America's most unique passenger trains. Depicted in this photograph is the "Montrealer" train No. 21, northbound, on the last portion of its journey near Montreal, Canada. The famous old name train - headed by a C,ational's Engine No. 231 - a Pacific type 4-6-2 locomotive with a consist of five standard heavyweight cats - was om service for a number of decades. "The Montrealer" was a Pennsylvania train from Washington D.C. to New York; a New Haven train from New York to Springfield; a Boston train from Springfield to White River Junction; and a Canadian National train from White River Junction to Montreal. The rail distance was 669.7 miles. Over a span of years "The Montrealer" departed from Washington at 4:00 pm and arrived in Montreal at 8:55 am. This schedule was equivalent to an average running time of about 40 miles per hour.
Date: January 1938
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

Description: Photograph of a train passing between mountains near a lake. Characterized as one of the most fantastic scenes on any railroad - this is the Pennsylvania's Horseshoe Curve shortly after sunrise on a spring morning in 1954. This was the centennial year of Horse Shoe Curve, which was built in 1854. The Mountain in the background in the center of the Curve is Kittaning Mountain.
Date: 1954
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve]

Description: This photograph depicts the most famous stretch of railroad main line in the world as it appeared in the autumn of 1951- the Pennsy's Horseshoe Curve, located in Kittanning Gap in Pennsylvania. In this scene a Pennsylvania K4s locomotive acts as a "helper" on the head-end of a diesel powered train.
Date: 1951
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Locomotive departing from Tucson, Arizona]

Description: Photograph of "The Grand Canyon State" Southern Pacific's train No. 44 headed by a streamlined mighty Northern type 4-8-4 locomotive, Engine No. 4443 - departing from the Tucson, Arizona Station.
Date: 1950~
Creator: Plummer, Roger S.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

["Texas-Colorado Limited" in West Dallas]

Description: Photograph of Texas and Pacific Railway's "Texas-Colorado Limited" train No. 24 eastbound, in West Dallas, around 1907. This ancient consist, comprising seven cars, is all of wood construction.
Date: 1907
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

[Photograph of People by a Train]

Description: Photograph of two African American women standing on the entrance steps to a train car. They are both wearing long skirts and matching jackets with hats. An older man is standing on the road looking up at the women. He is wearing a dark suit and light hat.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Mike Cochran

[Letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout, January 7, 1881]

Description: Photocopy of a letter from Gertrude Osterhout to Junia Roberts Osterhout. She wrote to tell her mother about her return to the boarding house after Christmas. She related how her trip back went and that it was her birthday. She requested money for a dress and postage stamps.
Date: January 7, 1881
Creator: Osterhout, Gertrude
Item Type: Letter
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

[Red Ribbon Rally in League Park]

Description: Photograph of people gathered in League Park for the Red Ribbon Rally. The Houston Express passenger train is visible in the background just beyond some trees. The event was part of a city-wide Drug Awareness Week put on by League City.
Date: October 24, 1990
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Red Ribbon Rally in League Park]

Description: Photograph of people gathered in League Park for the Red Ribbon Rally. The Houston Express passenger train is visible in the background just beyond some trees. The event was part of a city-wide Drug Awareness Week put on by League City.
Date: October 24, 1990
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Red Ribbon Rally in League Park]

Description: Photograph of people gathered near the gazebo in League Park. A historical plaque on League City is visible in the foreground. The Houston Express passenger train is visible just beyond the crowd of people, who are in town for the Red Ribbon Rally, an event that was part of a city-wide Drug Awareness Week put on by League City.
Date: October 24, 1990
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Red Ribbon Rally in League Park]

Description: Photograph of people gathered near the gazebo in League City Park. A historical plaque on League City is visible in the foreground. The Houston Express passenger train is visible just beyond the crowd of people, who are in town for the Red Ribbon Rally, an event that was part of a city-wide Drug Awareness Week put on by League City. The event was held in League Park.
Date: October 24, 1990
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library

[Red Ribbon Rally in League Park]

Description: Photograph of a large crowd of people gathered by the gazebo in League Park for the Red Ribbon Rally. The event was part of a city-wide Drug Awareness Week put on by League City.
Date: October 24, 1990
Creator: Kiecke, Albert
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: League City Helen Hall Library