GTW 6332, one of the Trunk’s famous U-3-b class Northerns, rushes an eastbound passenger train, presumably the Chicago-Toronto Maple Leaf, across the C&O Mainline at Trowbridge tower. Note the brand new interlocking tower on the left, replacing the soon to be demolished tower on the right. 6332 was retired and scrapped in the late 1950s and the new tower was closed and demolished in 1973. Trains of GTW parent Canadian National (including Amtrak’s Blue Water) and C&O successor CSX still pass through the junction in the 21st century.
East Lansing, MI
Rocky Mountain Rocket
Colorado Springs (left) and Denver sections of Chicago-bound Rocky Mountain Rocket combining at Limon, Colo., Sept. 14, 1952.
View of Union Pacific mixed train no. 369 led by steam locomotives no. 2498 (2-8-2) and 5027 (2-10-2) at Manila (Adams County), Colorado.
1952 February 22
MP Texas Eagle arrives UD
St. Louis, MO
MoPac train 15 departs St. Louis
An E7A-B set leads Missouri Pacific train 25, the Texan to Houston, out of St. Louis Union Station in February 1952. Robert Milner photo
Burlington Train 12 from Burlington Iowa
St. Louis, MO
E7s with St. Louis–Chicago Alton Limited at Springfield, Ill., May 1952.
B&M Minute Man
August 31, 1952
Santa Fe RDC on the Reading
En route from Philadelphia’s Budd Co. to its owner, Santa Fe Railway Rail Diesel Car DC-192 is added to the rear of the Reading’s Harrisburg Special at RDG’s Outer Station in Reading, Pa., in May 1952. At right, a Reading G-3 Pacific stands with another passenger train.
George W. Gerhart photo
B&M train 57
RS3 with Boston–Troy train 57 at Concord, Mass., spring 1952.