Category: 1949

1949 PatriotWashington D.C. to BostonNYNH&…

1949 Patriot
Washington D.C. to Boston
NYNH&H

The consist includes an EP-4, a baggage parlor lounge, two parlor cars, a dining car, and six coaches.

The gifs used were made by Ken. They can be found at the link below.
http://kenstransitgifs.com/gifindex.html

1949 Merchants LimitedNew York City to BostonN…

1949 Merchants Limited
New York City to Boston
NYNH&H

The consist includes a baggage lounge, three parlor cars, two dining cars, three parlor cars, and a lounge observation.

The gifs used were made by Ken. They can be found at the link below.
http://kenstransitgifs.com/gifindex.html

1949 Bay StateNew York City to BostonNYNH&…

1949 Bay State
New York City to Boston
NYNH&H

The consist includes a baggage parlor lounge, a grill car, and five coaches.

The gifs used were made by Ken. They can be found at the link below.
http://kenstransitgifs.com/gifindex.html

Alco PA’s lead the New Haven RR’…

Alco PA’s lead the New Haven RR’s “Yankee Clipper” westbound non stop through Old Saybrook station.

4/15/1949

ST. PAUL UNION DEPOT by Roger Bee Via Flick…

ST. PAUL UNION DEPOT

ST. PAUL UNION DEPOT by Roger Bee

Via Flickr:

Labor Day 1949 at St. Paul Union Depot. Chicago Great Western 150 series F unit is ready to depart with train #5 for Oelwien, IA.

1949 Powhatan ArrowNorfolk to CincinnatiN&WThe consist…

1949 Powhatan Arrow
Norfolk to Cincinnati
N&W

The consist includes a 4-8-4 J class, two hw baggage cars, a 66-seat divided coach, a 58-seat coach, a 68-seat coach, a dining car, a 58-seat coach, and a tavern lounge observation.

The gifs used were made by the artists linked below and myself. My gifs can be found at the first link. They have my name in the description.
http://kenstransitgifs.com/gifindex.html
http://www.trainweb.org/rrgifroundhouse/

N&W 610 w/the Powhatan Arrow by Robert Thomson Via…

N&W 610 w/the Powhatan Arrow

N&W 610 w/the Powhatan Arrow by Robert Thomson

Via Flickr:

Scanned Photo Postcard
Scan is presented for historical/archival purposes
No copyright is claimed or intended

From the back of the card:

“The N&W and the Virginian Railways possessed a relatively easy crossing, both rights-of-way follwoing the New River for some 40 miles between Walton and Glen Lynn, Virginia, the N&W on the south banks and the VGN on the north. The relationship is quite well delineated in this photograph made in November of 1949 near Parrott, where the Virginian’s electrified track can be seen on the far side of the river…

Standard motive power for the Arrow was one of fourteen home-built 4-8-4’s which had rolled out of the N&W’s great locomotive shops between 1941 and 1950. They had been designed to conquer the Appalachian and Allegheny Mountains, where superior accelerative ability was a fundamental requirement. Yet, west of Norfolk 90-mph. speeds were needed to maintain a 60-mph. point-to-point average. These huge 4-8-4’s could do both jobs remarkably well, and, like No. 610 seen in this panorama, they were assigned to all of the N&W’s passenger trains on a pool-cycle basis which produced montly totals of about 15,000 miles per engine.

Norfolk and Western Railway Company”

The post card was published by Vanishing Vistas of Sacramento, CA in 1972. The photo is courtesy Norfolk and Western Railway, the research is by Robert A. Le Massena.

Norfolk & Western Powhatan Arrow streamlined observation…

Norfolk & Western Powhatan Arrow streamlined observation car # 581, is seen with it's train near Singer, Virginia 8-12-1949

Norfolk & Western Powhatan Arrow streamlined observation car # 581, is seen with it’s train near Singer, Virginia 8-12-1949

Norfolk & Western streamlined Powhatan Arrow observation car # 581 is seen with it’s train near Singer, Virginia 8-12-1949. The six car Powhatan Arrow is being hauled by a N&W J class streamlined 4-8-4 northern steam locomotive. Note the old style tail end marker lamps being used on the observation car.

1949 Wabash, City of Kansas City westbound for North Kansas…

1949 Wabash, City of Kansas City westbound for North Kansas City and Union Station.

1949 Wabash, City of Kansas City which is eastbound from the…

1949 Wabash, City of Kansas City which is eastbound from the Wabash yard going through the crossover switch to the north track.