Category: 1950s

In this Great Northern publicity photo the e…

In this Great Northern publicity photo the eastbound and westbound consists of the “Western Star” meet at Whitefish Lake, Montana, circa 1950’s.

Empire Builder arriving CUS. 1950’s

Empire Builder arriving CUS. 1950's

Empire Builder arriving CUS. 1950’s

Olympian Hi and Train of TomorrowIn an early 1…

Olympian Hi and Train of Tomorrow

In an early 1950s scene at Seattle Union Station, Milwaukee Road bipolar electric No. E-2 heads the Olympian Hiawatha past a Union Pacific Seattle–Portland train composed of the former General Motors Train of Tomorrow equipment.

A Great Northern, Class Y-1 electric, #5017,…

A Great Northern, Class Y-1 electric, #5017, has a passenger train (probably the “Western Star”) at Scenic, Washington circa 1950s. The GN’s electrified territory was confined only to Cascade Tunnel.  It was discontinued on July 31, 1956.

Northern Pacific F3A #6504-A has what may be…

Northern Pacific F3A #6504-A has what may be the “Mainstreeter” at Cle Elum, WA in the 1950s.

North Coast Limited near the Bitterroot Mounta…

North Coast Limited near the Bitterroot Mountains

Northern Pacific F units roll the North Coast Limited west along the Clark Fork River, toward the Coeur d’Alene Range of the Bitterroot Mountains in the early 1950s.

Broadway Limited

Broadway Limited

Employee cleaning tailsign on observation car of Broadway Limited at Sunnyside Yard, New York, mid-1950s.

New York Central / Indiana Harbor Belt – Hamm…

New York Central / Indiana Harbor Belt - Hammond, IN

New York Central / Indiana Harbor Belt – Hammond, IN by d.w.davidson

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A mid-1950s view of New York Central (Michigan Central) train No. 44, the eastbound New York Special, meeting a westbound IHB transfer in Hammond. No. 44 departed Central Station at 9:40 AM and stopped at Woodlawn (63rd Street) at 9:50 AM. Gaining home rails at Kenisngton, No. 44 was scheduled to stop at Hammond at 10:10 AM, and at the Gary MC Station at 10:23 AM. Photographer and precise date are unknown, original slide from my collection.

A handsome set of Baltimore & Ohio E7&rs…

A handsome set of Baltimore & Ohio E7’s are ahead of what is likely the “Capitol Limited” at Elizabeth, NJ along the Central Railroad Of New Jersey’s (Jersey Central) then-busy, 4-track main line during the 1950’s. Today, the CNJ right-of-way lies empty.

A pair of Erie Railroad E8A’s appear t…

A pair of Erie Railroad E8A’s appear to be on its “Southern Tier” main line in New York state with what is perhaps the “Erie Limited” (Jersey City/New York – Chicago), circa 1950’s.