Category: 1939

5805 assisting 5921 on Second 4 the Dominion…

5805 assisting 5921 on Second 4 the Dominion leaving Revelstoke 9/20/1939.
Lawrence Stuckey/Bruce Chapman Collection

5804 assisting 3669 (unusual choice for road…

5804 assisting 3669 (unusual choice for road engine on passenger) First 4 the Dominion, Revelstoke 9/20/1939
Lawrence Stuckey/Bruce Chapman Collection

CP 5927 with Second section of The Dominion a…

CP

5927 with Second section of The Dominion at Banff, Alberta July 31, 1939 E.Towler/Bud Laws Collection

H1c 2848 (MLW 68979 12/1937) at 18th Street …

H1c 2848 (MLW 68979 12/1937) at 18th Street Tower, Brandon, Manitoba. 6/4/1939 Most likely this is The Dominion.
Joe Boreskie/Joseph Testagrose Collection

New York Central R.R. tr. 104, “New Yo…

New York Central R.R. tr. 104, “New York Special” leaving Springfield, (Ohio) east #4933 4-6-2 (DT&I engine at right in rear).

1939 December 30

Pennsy’s “Big Engine” in the snowThe Pennsyl…

Pennsy’s “Big Engine” in the snow

The Pennsylvania’s one-of-a-kind class S1 6-4-4-6 duplex drive No. 6100 shrugs off an early Chicago winter snow storm as it pauses at Englewood Union Station with the eastbound Manhattan Limited in November 1939.

Harold Stirton photo

NYC train, engine number 5414, engine type 4…

NYC train, engine number 5414, engine type 4-6-4

Train #10, Water Level Ltd. Photographed: leaving Chicago, Ill., August 10, 1939.

PRR train, engine number 5474, engine type 4…

PRR train, engine number 5474, engine type 4-6-2

Train #78, The Golden Arrow; 10 cars. Photographed: leaving Chicago, Ill., August 10, 1939.

PRR train, engine number 5350, engine type 4…

PRR train, engine number 5350, engine type 4-6-2

Train #52, The New Yorker. Photographed: leaving Chicago, Ill., August 9, 1939.

Pennsy’s Trail Blazer at Englewood Introd…

Pennsy’s Trail Blazer at Englewood

Introduced in July 1939, PRR’s all-coach Chicago–New York Trail Blazer was a big success initially, but like other long-haul coach trains, it was an early victim of the post-war passenger decline. K4s 5471 rolls the eastbound Trail Blazer into Englewood on the South Side of Chicago shortly after the train’s launch. PRR photo