Category: 1953

Maritime Express

Maritime Express

Montreal–Halifax Maritime Express at Riviere du Loup, Que., fall 1953.

CP’s Frontenac in the snowPacific 2461 doubl…

CP’s Frontenac in the snow

Pacific 2461 doubleheads with Royal Hudson 2824 on Canadian Pacific’s Frontenac, departing Palais Station in Quebec City in fall 1953.
Philip R. Hastings photo

Doubleheader departing Quebec City Canadi…

Doubleheader departing Quebec City

Canadian Pacific 4-6-2 2461 and, obscured by steam from the Pacific’s open cylinder cocks, Royal Hudson 2824 depart Palais Station in Quebec City with the Montreal-bound Frontenac in fall 1953.
Philip R. Hastings photo

Maple Leaf

Maple Leaf

Chicago–Toronto Maple Leaf departing Dearborn Station, Chicago, June 2, 1953.

GTW No. 6408 at Durand, Michigan, in the summ…

GTW

No. 6408 at Durand, Michigan, in the summer of 1953, as it stopped at the depot with the Maple Leaf.

The distinctive turreted rooftop of the hist…

The distinctive turreted rooftop of the historic Durand depot pokes skyward behind U-3-b 4-8-4 No. 6313, above, as she pauses with the mid-afternoon Inter-City Limited in the summer of 1953. Peering over her shoulder is K-4-a Pacific No. 5629, famous for her steam excursions in the diesel era. She heads train No. 21 bound for Muskegon. No. 6313 was scrapped in 1960.

Century in sections at Chicago New York C…

Century in sections at Chicago

New York Central E8 diesels idle at La Salle Street Station, Chicago, awaiting departure with two sections of the 20th Century Limited in November 1953.
Robert W. Carper photo

PRR train, engine number 5839 + additional d…

PRR train, engine number 5839 + additional diesel units, engine type EMD E8

Train #54, Gotham Ltd.; 18 cars. Photographed: near Altoona, Pa., July 15, 1953.

Baltimore & Ohio E7A #68 and what appear…

Baltimore & Ohio E7A #68 and what appears to be a trailing B-A set of F3’s have what is likely the “Capitol Limited” (New York – Baltimore/Washington – Chicago) at Chicago’s Grand Central Station (razed during the early 1970’s) in May, 1953.  Photographer unknown.

1953 Centennial StateKansas City to DenverATSF…

1953 Centennial State
Kansas City to Denver
ATSF

The consist includes a PA-PB-PA, three hw baggage cars, two hw coaches, a 6 Sect – 6 Rmt – 4 DBR sleeper, and a hw cafe lounge observation.

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