Category: 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.

Westerner

Westerner

Two PA’s with Buffalo–Chicago train 7, the Westerner, at Fort Wayne, early 1950s.

CRI&P train, engine number 627, engine t…

CRI&P train, engine number 627, engine type EMC E6

Train #8, Rocky Mountain Rocket; 7 cars. Photographed: east of Denver, Colo., 1950s.

City of Denver

City of Denver

E8A 928 and E9B 929B with City of Denver departing North Western Terminal, Chicago, early 1950s.

MP train, engine number 7011 + additional di…

MP train, engine number 7011 + additional diesel units, engine type EMD E7

Train #4, Colorado Eagle; 10 cars. Photographed: near Littleton, Colo., 1950s

PRR E8 exits a tunnel Pennsylvania Railro…

PRR E8 exits a tunnel

Pennsylvania Railroad E8 No. 5795 leads train 32, the New York–bound St. Louisan, out of one of the twin tunnels at Spruce Creek, Pa., in the mid-1950s.
Don Wood photo

NYC’s Knickerbocker departs St. Louis In …

NYC’s Knickerbocker departs St. Louis

In the early 1950s, two E8s ease New York Central train 24, the Knickerbocker, out of St. Louis Union Station at the start of the train’s journey to New York.
Wayne P. Ellis photo