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Great Northern Parlor Car

A publicity photo taken around 1947 of the refurbished solarium car for the Oriental Limited.


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Illinois Central Locomotive "City Of Miami"
The "City of Miami" --last word in luxury on the Illinois Central Railroad carried winter vacationers between Chicago and Miami.  This is a great closeup photograph of a promotional used by the railroad in the 1950's from the golden era of train travel.
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Locomotives Leaving Chicago 1940's

Five freight trains of the Illinois Central are ready to leave their Chicago terminal -known as the Railroad Center of the World -at dusk.  The center train is the MS-1.  This pre-war era steam locomotive was the fastest train in the world, able to travel to Memphis, Tennessee, 527 miles away in 13 hours, 5 minutes.  Other trains shown are destined for Omaha, St. Louis, Cincinnati, and Birmingham. 


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  Price $10.00 

Missouri Pacific RailRoad Station-Brownsville, Texas

Photo of the Missouri Pacific Trailways Station in Brownsville, Texas taken in 1951.


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Railway Express Agency Trust 1950's Photo

This wonderful photograph from a local Railway Express Agency Office was taken by the commercial photographer next door in the late 1940's or 1950's.  The photograph was originally acquired in California although the location is unknown.  Note the cocker spaniel dog hanging out the window and Double Mint advertisement on the side.


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  Price $10.00 

Rock Island "Rockets" Railways Line 1937

"Time Flies with the Rockets" - copy of artist's drawing of one of the six daylight, streamline "Rockets" trains, placed in service on the Rock Island Lines during Spring 1937.  The trains were diesel engine powered and built of Budd stainless steel.  Compare this train of 1937 with the original "Rocket" of this railroad of 1852. Photo credited to Rock Island Lines.


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Rock Island Railway Freight Locomotive 1952

This was the super fast train on the Route of the Rocket, the Rock Island Railroad started originally in 1948.  This photograph was taken of a locomotive in the Chicago yard in 1952. 


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Rock Island Railway Locomotive #635

Heavier diesels moved along at near passenger train speeds with ever-longer trains during the 1950's - 1970's.  Here the Rock Island #635 pulled freight cars with jumbo hoppers, 89-foot boxcars and triple decker auto loaders.  Despite its best efforts, the flashy new blue and white "Rock " image, the company could not survive and in early 1980, filed bankruptcy.  The courts ordered the liquidation of the railroad, the largest such liquidation in U.S. history.


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  Price $10.00 

Southern Pacific Lines Engine #202

Description pending research.


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Super Chief Railway Engine

Beautiful color photo of the late 1950's or early 1960's taken in Winslow, Arizona of westbound Super Chief, pulled by a four-unit diesel-electric locomotive.  Part of the Santa Fe Railway, the all-Pullman Super Chief traveled the 1627 miles from Chicago's Victorian Dearborn Station to Los Angeles. 


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  Price $10.00