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Camp Mabry railroad switch and arsenal

Description: Back reads, "This photograph shows the International & Great Northern Railroad main line. The ralroad switch runs by the arsenal which is shown on the left of the picture. The International & Great Northern Railroad will run a number of tracks in the camp or at any other place to suit the Government."
Date: 1915~
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Cavalry Soldiers By Traintracks]

Description: Photograph of unidentified cavalry soldiers on horseback by what appears to be a set of railroad tracks on the right. On the far right several men are standing in front of a building on the other side of the tracks and on the left other men are gathered by what looks like a train car. Another building is partially visible on the far left and there are other men and horses in the center in the background.
Date: 1915~
Partner: The University of Texas – Rio Grande Valley

[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

Inauguration of the Santa Fe Railroad Line

Description: Inauguration of the Santa Fe Railroad Line linking Dallas, Denton, and Chicago. It was raining, and the photo was taken in north Dallas, near Garland. Among the men heading the groundbreaking ceremony were Railroad president Fred Gurley who is at the podium, Jerome Crossman, president of the Dallas Chamber of Commerce is standing to his left, E. W. Morrison, a Denton businessman who strongly supported the line, Dallas Mayor R. L. Thornton, and Denton Mayor J. L. Yarbrough.
Date: December 11, 1954
Creator: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway Company
Partner: Denton Public Library

Decatur Highway South of the Santa Fe Underpass

Description: View of unpaved Decatur Highway south of the Santa Fe railroad underpass. There is a Dodge touring car on the right side of the road. Houses are visible on the horizon on the left. Written in back of photo in blue in "This is the Ponder-Justin Rd. just South of the Santa Fe Underpass on the Old Decatur Highway with Z. Wigs' Dodge touring car in foreground.
Date: 1913
Partner: Denton Public Library

Automatic Fountain-Valve for Locomotives

Description: This patent relates to new and useful improvements in an automatic fountain valve for locomotives. The purpose of the invention is to provide a valve that will automatically close in the case of the locomotive overturning. This valve will cut off the escaping or steam from broken pipes and prevent the scalding of engine-men who may be trapped in the cab.
Date: March 26, 1918
Creator: Yeamans, Eugence N.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department


Description: Patent for a railroad switch that is easier to use and more effective than the "common stub switch" (lines 10-11), thereby reducing damage.
Date: December 16, 1919
Creator: Cuellar, Samuel D.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[People on Railroad bridge over the Brazos River at Richmond]

Description: Photograph (copy) of the railroad bridge over the Brazos River at Richmond, Texas. The man standing on the bridge (pointing to plaque) is Fred Wammel. The little boy standing beside him is his son Arthur Wammel. Fred is wearing dark pants with a pocket watch chain across his waist, white shirt, dark tie, and dark hat. Arthur is wearing light colored short pants with dark tie around his collar and dark hat. Scanned image is of the copy.
Date: unknown
Partner: Fort Bend Museum
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[News Clip: Locomotive]

Description: Video footage from the KXAS-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, to accompany a news story.
Date: January 10, 1994, 6:00 p.m.
Duration: 1 minute 13 seconds
Creator: KXAS-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Hoein' the Short Rows

Description: Volume of Texas folklore, including folk arts and crafts, lime production, oil and petroleum, information about cockfighting, folk poetry, mysticism and other stories. The index begins on page 231.
Date: 1987
Creator: Texas Folklore Society
Partner: UNT Press

[East track concreted]

Description: Photograph of the concrete team working on the east railroad track on Congress Avenue, looking toward the Capitol. The crews are working hard in the background while horses and carts line up to visit the clothing and shoe shops that line the road. Signs are visible for Carl Mayer Jeweler, Wright & Robinson, Mens Outfitters, Emil Risse art photographer, a commercial college and a laundry. A trolley car is visible in the distance.
Date: [1890..1899]
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library


Description: Patent for a "reversible or invertible" (line 13) railroad frog, which exhibits improved longevity and durability as compared to other railroad frogs. This patent contains illustrations.
Date: November 27, 1917
Creator: Reed, General B. & Morgan, James H.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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