Category: 1948

On the ultimate HiawathaThe small-windowed &ld…

On the ultimate Hiawatha

The small-windowed “Beaver-tail” observation cars of the Milwaukee Road’s original Chicago-Twin Cities Hiawatha eventually gave way to the breathtaking “Skytop” obs cars of 1948; this car is one of six sleeper-obs cars for the Olympian Hi to Seattle. MILW photo

Number 2 Engine 2429 eastbound with The Domi…

Number 2 Engine 2429 eastbound with The Dominion near Kenora, Ont. Sunday, August 15, 1948. Presence of dining car indicates it was one of the two days a week when passengers were handled connecting to CPR Great Lakes Steamship at Fort William. Patterson-George Collection

New York Central’s flagship “20t…

New York Central’s flagship “20th Century Ltd” is seen here at Garrison, NY in 9/1948.  Its accommodations included an RPO, several Pullman sleepers, a diner, club-lounge (featuring a shower, buffet, radio-telephone, barber-valet, and secretary), and lounge-buffet-observation.

In this fine scene by staff photographer Ed …

In this fine scene by staff photographer Ed Nowak, the postwar “20th Century Limited” is posed for a publicity photo along the Hudson River near Harmon, New York as Breakneck Mountain looms in the background during September of 1948.

Here is a photo taken by Fred McLeod at the …

Here is a photo taken by Fred McLeod at the Pennsylvania Railroad’s Horseshoe Curve near Altoona, Pennsylvania, during the Summer of 1948. Shown here is a PRR K-4S (4-6-2) “Pacific” locomotive pulling the second section of the “Gotham Limited” from Chicago to New York City.

8/15/1948

The Admiral leaving Englewood Station on Jul…

The Admiral leaving Englewood Station on July 11, 1948, with poppet valve K-4s and ten cars. Photo by Harold Stirton. Shown here is PRR engine #3847, a K-4S (4-6-2) “Pacific” built in Juniata during 1923 and retired in November of 1953 after thirty years of faithful service.

An A-B set of New York Central E7’s ha…

An A-B set of New York Central E7’s have the “North Shore Limited” departing Harmon, New York in April of 1948. Ed Nowak photo.

NYC’s 20th Century LimitedNew York–Chicago 2…

NYC’s 20th Century Limited

New York–Chicago 20th Century Limited, 1948 version, dining-room car interior.

NYC’s 20th Century LimitedChicago–New York 2…

NYC’s 20th Century Limited

Chicago–New York 20th Century Limited, just out of La Salle Street Station (Chicago), 1947 or ’48.

Nickel Plate Limited

Nickel Plate Limited

Chicago–Buffalo train 6, the Nickel Plate Limited, at Painesville, Ohio, September 1948.