Category: 1950s

IC’s Panama LimitedChicago–New Orleans Panam…

IC’s Panama Limited

Chicago–New Orleans Panama Limited at Chicago, mid-1950s.

Humming Bird

Humming Bird

New Orleans–Cincinnati Humming Bird at L&N’s Canal Street Station, New Orleans, early 1950s.

Southern Pacific train #1, the Sunset Limite…

Southern Pacific train #1, the Sunset Limited, is departing Alhambra, CA amid the lengthening shadows. #1’s scheduled time into Alhambra was 3:55 PM, putting sunset in Southern California less than an hour away on this clear mid-1950’s winter day.

Alco PA and FB-1 on the Gulf Coast Rebel at …

Alco PA and FB-1 on the Gulf Coast Rebel at Mobile in the mid-1950’s.

Lake Cities

Lake Cities

Chicago–New York (Jersey City) Lake Cities preparing to depart Dearborn Station, Chicago, early 1950s.

CNW, Chicago, Illinois, 1950s by Center for R…

CNW, Chicago, Illinois, 1950s

CNW, Chicago, Illinois, 1950s by Center for Railroad Photography & Art

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Chicago & North Western streamlined passenger train behind E8A diesel no. 5023A passes a steam-powered commuter train on the big curve just north of the the North Western Terminal in Chicago in the 1950s. Photograph by Wallace W. Abbey, © 2015, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Abbey-02-070-12

CNW, Chicago, Illinois, 1950s by Center for R…

CNW, Chicago, Illinois, 1950s

CNW, Chicago, Illinois, 1950s by Center for Railroad Photography & Art

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Chicago & North Western commuter trains led by 4-6-2 steam locomotives on the big curve just north of the the North Western Terminal in Chicago in the 1950s. Photograph by Wallace W. Abbey, © 2015, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Abbey-02-070-02

California Zephyr

California Zephyr

Chicago–Oakland California Zephyr in Rocky Mountains, early 1950s.

California Zephyr

California Zephyr

Oakland–Chicago California Zephyr meeting 2-8-8-2 at Pulga, Calif., early 1950s.

A Southern Pacific publicity photo featuring…

A Southern Pacific publicity photo featuring E7’s, led by #6002, ahead of train #76, the southbound/westbound overnight “Lark,” within the Chatsworth Mountains during the 1950’s.