Category: 1950

SR train, engine number 2910 + additional di…

SR train, engine number 2910 + additional diesel units, engine type EMD E7

Train #38, The Crescent; 10 cars, 35 MPH. Photographed: near Inman, S.C., June 22, 1950.

Louisville & Nashville train No. 34, the…

Louisville & Nashville train No. 34, the combined Piedmont for New York and Gulf Wind for Jacksonville, had just gone through the curve from the Mississippi riverfront onto the median of Elysian Fields Avenue and was crossing Decatur Street. The Gulf Wind operated over the Seaboard Air Line west of Chattahochee, Florida and the third car is a Seaboard coach. No. 34 train was being pulled by K-5 class 4-6-2 269. It was one of 26 K-5 class USRA light Pacifics, and one of eight (264-271) built by Baldwin in 1923. It was retired on 7 July 1953.

2/15/1950

Louisville & Nashville K-5 class 4-6-2 2…

Louisville & Nashville K-5 class 4-6-2 265 was leading train No. 34 – the combined Piedmont Limited-Gulf Wind – out of Canal Street Station in New Orleans. The Piedmont Limited was bound for New York City via the L&N, West Point Route, Southern Railway, and the Pennsylvania; but between New Orleans and Flomaton, Alabama it included cars for the Gulf Wind. This latter train operated between Flomaton and Chattahochee, Florida as L&N No. 61 and on into Jacksonville as Seaboard Air Line No. 38. The train’s third car was a Seaboard coach.
No. 34 left New Orleans at 5:00 P.M. and arrived in New York’s Pennsylvania Station – 1,357 miles away – at 6:25 on the second morning out, while the Gulf Wind arrived in Jacksonville – 612 miles – at 9:00 on the first morning. The curved track on the extreme right belonged to the New Orleans Public Belt, the next two tracks were owned by the Southern Pacific, and the track next to No. 34 was the L&N’s southbound main line. The 265 was built by Baldwin in 1923 and retired on 1 February 1954.

2/15/1950

The Gulf Mobile & Ohio’s LITTLE RE…

The Gulf Mobile & Ohio’s LITTLE REBEL was photographed just outside of the Southern Railway’s TERMINAL STATION, on Basin Street in New Orleans. The building in the background is the Municipal Auditorium.
Power car 352, along with the 353 and their trains, was built at American Car & Foundry’s plant at Berwick, PA for the Gulf Mobile & Northern in 1935 for service between New Orleans and Jackson, TN. After the GM&N merged with the Mobile & Ohio to become the GM&O these trains were extended north to East St. Louis between 1942 and 1950. They were discontinued between New Orleans and Slidell on 8 March 1954, less than two weeks before New Orleans Union passenger terminal was placed into full operation.

10/15/1950

IC train, engine number 2410, engine type 4-…

IC train, engine number 2410, engine type 4-8-2

Train #3, The Louisiane. Photographed: near Memphis, Tenn., June 19, 1950.

Texas & Pacific Southerner in Dallas in 1…

Texas & Pacific Southerner in Dallas in 1950

Texas & Pacific Southerner in Dallas in 1950 by seneferu

SP train No. 5, the westbound ARGONAUT, was …

SP train No. 5, the westbound ARGONAUT, was preparing to depart from Union Station in New Orleans behind Alco units 202 and 203. At this time, construction was underway on New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, with the new express building going up on the other side of the 202. The two platforms here were built so that IC, SP and MP (GCL) trains could continue to operate while the old station was removed and the new station was completed.

10/15/50

SP train No. 6, the eastbound ARGONAUT, was …

SP train No. 6, the eastbound ARGONAUT, was rolling through the Illinois Central’s Government Yard and across South Claiborne Avenue on its way into Union Station. The 211 had been built a year earlier as the 205B, and was the last of the T&NO’s 12 PA1’s. When these units were renumbered, they also received a number on their noses. IC SW1 9027 is on the left, outside the railroad’s Government Yard roundhouse. Most of the IC property here was acquired for the construction New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and its related facilities.

10/15/50

With bell ringing, the Missouri Pacific’s we…

With bell ringing, the Missouri Pacific’s westbound ORLEANEAN was pulling out of the Illinois Central’s UNION STATION in New Orleans to begin its all-day trip to Houston. This train and its overnight counterpart, the HOUSTONIAN, operated over the Illinois Central for the 90 miles between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, where they crossed the Mississippi River. An IC express car was right behind the locomotive and would be set out at Baton Rouge, while the last car was a Pullman bound for Oakland, California via the Santa Fe.

6/15/1950

[Southern Pacific Sunset Limited Diner, Budd …

[Southern Pacific Sunset Limited Diner, Budd Company]

[Southern Pacific Sunset Limited Diner, Budd Company] by SMU Central University Libraries

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Title: [Southern Pacific Sunset Limited Diner, Budd Company]

Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984

Date: June 1950

Series: Series 6: Negatives and Color Transparencies; Negative Series: 3239

Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection

Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Physical Description: 1 negative: film, black and white; 10.1 x 12.7 cm

File: ag1982_0234_3239_01_diner_sm_opt.jpg

Rights: Please cite Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library when using this image file. A high-quality version of this file may be obtained for a fee by contacting degolyer@smu.edu.

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