Category: 1952

D&RGW train, engine number 5574, engine …

D&RGW train, engine number 5574, engine type EMD F7 and engine number 6002, engine type ALCO PB1

Train #1, The Royal Gorge; 11 cars, 40 MPH. Photographed: near Sedalia, Colo., November 15, 1952.

D&RGW train, engine number 1801, engine …

D&RGW train, engine number 1801, engine type 4-8-4

Train #1, The Royal Gorge; 12 cars. Photographed: leaving Denver, Colo., August 31, 1952.

D&RGW train, engine number 1804, engine …

D&RGW train, engine number 1804, engine type 4-8-4

Train #2, The Royal Gorge, looking straight down on train; 7 cars. Photographed: from the top of the Royal Gorge, August 13, 1952.

D&RGW train, engine number 5481 + additi…

D&RGW train, engine number 5481 + additional diesel unit, engine type EMD FT

Train #1, The Royal Gorge; 7 cars. Photographed: Pueblo, Colo., April 12, 1952.

D&RGW train, engine number 5484 + additi…

D&RGW train, engine number 5484 + additional diesel unit, engine type EMD FT

Train #2, The Royal Gorge; 5 cars. Photographed: Salida, Colo., February 2, 1952.

“Main Street Of The Northwest.” …

“Main Street Of The Northwest.” An A-B-B set of Northern Pacific F3’s with the railroad’s flagship “North Coast Limited” along Cocolalla Lake, Idaho in 1952.

Milwaukee Road “Bi-Polar” E-2 (n…

Milwaukee Road “Bi-Polar” E-2 (named for their bi-polar electric motors) with the “Olympian Hiawatha” at Seattle Union Station on May 4, 1952.

GTW 6332, one of the Trunk’s famous U-…

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

6/7/1952

Rocky Mountain Rocket

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 le…

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