1951 Royal Gorge
Denver to Ogden
The consist includes a F7A, a FTB, a baggage car, a baggage RPO, a dome coach observation car, a 52-seat coach, a mod hw 36-seat diner lounge, and two PULL hw 10 Sect – 1 Comp – 2 DR sleepers.
The gifs used were made by Ken and myself. They can be found at the link below. My gifs have my name in the description.
D&RGW train, engine number 6011 + additional diesel unit, engine type ALCO PA1
Train #1, The Royal Gorge; 8 cars, first unit painted silver. Photographed: Denver, Colo., September 22, 1951.
D&RGW train, engine number 5481 + additional diesel unit, engine type EMD FT
Train #2, The Royal Gorge; 8 cars, 50 MPH, rebuilt. Photographed: near Nathrop, Colo., July 29, 1951.
Denver and Rio Grande Western locomotive #5481 pulls train #1 through the Royal Gorge beside the Arkansas River in Fremont County, Colorado. Shows Hanging Bridge and the sheer walls of the canon spanned by the Royal Gorge suspension bridge.
1951 Jul. 21
D&RGW train, engine number 5511 additional diesel unit, engine type EMD FT
Train #2, The Royal Gorge; 8 cars. Photographed: approaching Denver, Colo., February 11, 1951.
D&RGW train, engine number 1803, engine type 4-8-4
Train #1, The Royal Gorge; 7 cars. Photographed: leaving Denver, Colo., January 1, 1951.
Big day for the Builder
Burlington Route E8’s back Great Northern’s “Mid-Century” Empire Builder toward Chicago Union Station on June 3, 1951, first day of service for the train’s new set of cars. Meanwhile, a CB&Q Baldwin switcher makes up GN’s new Western Star, composed of the Builder’s 1947 cars. Wallace W. Abbey photo
Mid-Century Empire Builder ready to go
Great Northern re-equipped its flagship Empire Builder with streamlined cars twice: in 1947, and again in 1950, when the ‘47 cars became the Western Star. The “Mid-Century" Empire Builder stands in Burlington Route’s Chicago coach yard on June 3, 1951, before backing down to Union Station for its first run to the Pacific Coast. Wallace W. Abbey photo
CN “Maritime Express” with 4-8-4 at Truro NS, 1951. by Jon Archibald
John McIntosh Red-border Kodachrome taken July 27, 1951. Halifax-to-Montreal CNR train “Maritime Express” at Truro NS. Any place to burn cardboard boxes I suppose.
NYC 4-8-4 6023 EB Tr 6 5th Ave Special 16th St Int Tower Chicago IL 1951 Richard A Horn
A tired-looking New York Central 4-8-4 6023 leaves La Salle Street Station in Chicago and is passing over the St. Charles Air Line at 16th Street Interlocking Tower heading (railroad) eastbound. She is leading Train No. 6, the Fifth Avenue Special to New York City. She is running on joint track with the Rock Island between 16th Street and Englewood, where she will head eastbound on the Lake Shore & Michigan Southern main line. NYC 6023 was one of NYC’s Alco-built S1-b Class Niagras (Built 1945, Baker Valve Gear, 79" driver diameter, length with tender–97’ 21,“ Weight on drivers–275,000 lbs., Engine weight, 471,000 lbs., Total weight with tender–808,000 lbs., Tender fuel capacity–46 tons, Tender water capacity–18,000 gallons. Boiler pressure was 275 ps.i., Cyl. diameter–25.5,” Cyl. stroke–32,“ Firebox area–517 sq.ft., Grate area–101 sq. ft.)