Category: 1950

GTW’s Maple Leaf departs Chicago Streamli…

GTW’s Maple Leaf departs Chicago

Streamlined 4-8-4 6410 accelerates Grand Trunk Western’s Detroit-bound Maple Leaf through 21st Street interlocking, Chicago, in September 1950. Wallace W. Abbey photo

Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf

Chicago–Toronto Maple Leaf departing Dearborn Station, Chicago, circa 1950.

The Broadway arrives in Chicago Observati…

The Broadway arrives in Chicago

Observation car Tower View trails the Broadway Limited across the diamonds at 21st Street and over the South Branch of the Chicago River in October 1950. The leader of the Pennsylvania’s “Blue Ribbon Fleet” of east-west passenger trains is minutes away from the end of its overnight run from New York. Wallace W. Abbey photo

B&O’s Columbian leaves Washington, D.C.B…

B&O’s Columbian leaves Washington, D.C.

Baltimore & Ohio EA/EB diesel duo No. 61 powers out of Washington, D.C., with the Columbian for Chicago in 1950. Washington Union Station and the Capitol dome are just visible in the right distance, while Washington Terminal Alco RS1s work in the coach yard.
Hal Lewis photo

Train 8

Train 8

PA 184 with Chicago–Buffalo train 8 at Cleveland, May 20, 1950.

NKP, Fort Wayne, Indiana, circa 1950 by Cente…

NKP, Fort Wayne, Indiana, circa 1950

NKP, Fort Wayne, Indiana, circa 1950 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art

Via Flickr:

Nickel Plate Railroad PA locomotive #188 leading westbound passenger train #7, the Westerner, at the station in Fort Wayne, Indiana, circa 1950. Crossing tower is visible on left side of image. Photograph by Robert A. Hadley. © 2016, Center for Railroad Photography and Art

AT&SF train, engine number 24 + addition…

AT&SF train, engine number 24 + additional diesel unit, engine type EMD F3

Train #101, Centennial State; 9 cars, 25 MPH. Photographed: leaving Denver, Colo., December 25, 1950.

AT&SF train, engine number 55 + addition…

AT&SF train, engine number 55 + additional diesel unit, engine type ALCO PA1

Train #101, Centennial State; 9 cars. Photographed: leaving Denver, Colo., October 31, 1950.

UP train, engine number 2492, engine type 2-…

UP train, engine number 2492, engine type 2-8-2

Train #369, mixed train; 8 cars, 37 MPH. Photographed: near Denver, Colo., February 19, 1950.

AT&SF train, engine number 39 + addition…

AT&SF train, engine number 39 + additional diesel unit, engine type EMD F7

Train #101, Centennial State; 7 cars, 25 MPH. Photographed: leaving Denver, Colo., February 9, 1950.