Category: 1951

CN “Maritime Express” with 4-8-4 …

CN "Maritime Express" with 4-8-4 at Truro NS, 1951.

CN “Maritime Express” with 4-8-4 at Truro NS, 1951. by Jon Archibald

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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 …

NYC 4-8-4 6023 EB Tr 6 5th Ave Special 16th St Int Tower Chicago IL 1951 Richard A Horn

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.)

An ABA set of Pennsy PAs at Harrisburg with …

An ABA set of Pennsy PAs at Harrisburg with the Washington DC section of the eastbound Gotham Limited.

9/3/1951

Train #6, The “Capitol Limited” …

Train #6, The “Capitol Limited” is on its way through Belle Mead, New Jersey, on the New York Division of the Reading. It is lead by E6 (A) #52 delivered in June of 1941, and EB #52a (paired sets shared numbers) delivered in June of 1937. The train ran Chicago, Pittsburgh, Washington, Philadelphia, Jersey City. This train included an RPO-baggage car, 3 coaches, a diner, 3 sleepers and a parlor car. The first coach came from train 25 “The Columbian” and was a lightweight streamliner. He’d have been “tearin’ ‘em up.” The employees’ timetable of 1948 lists The Cap as running 11.5 miles from “GH” Tower near Pennington to Belle Mead in 9 minutes, an average of 76.7mph, then from Belle Mead.

11/15/1951

Erie’s Lake Cities at Disko, Indiana on July…

Erie’s Lake Cities at Disko, Indiana on July 4, 1951 with E8 locomotives.

Train 8

Train 8

4-6-4 170 with Chicago–Buffalo train 8 at Englewood Union Station, June 1951.

D&RGW train, engine number 1702, engine …

D&RGW train, engine number 1702, engine type 4-8-4

Train #3, substitute for “Colorado Eagle”; 4 cars. Photographed: near Littleton, Colo., July 15, 1951.

MP E6A backs in to head up the Colorado Eagl…

MP E6A backs in to head up the Colorado Eagle.

Note the MP D&RG lettering on the front and the blue pilot.
St. Louis, MO

3/28/1951

AT&SF train, engine number 25 + addition…

AT&SF train, engine number 25 + additional diesel unit, engine type EMD F3

Train #101, Centennial State; 7 cars. Photographed: leaving Denver, Colo., December 25, 1951.

AT&SF locomotive, engine number 3451, en…

AT&SF locomotive, engine number 3451, engine type 4-6-4

Train #101, Centennial State; 8 cars, 40 MPH. Photographed: leaving Denver, Colo., May 20, 1951.