Category: 1953

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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AT&SF train, engine number 52 + addition…

AT&SF train, engine number 52 + additional diesel unit, engine type ALCO PA1

Train #101, Centennial State; 8 cars, 25 MPH. Photographed: leaving Denver, Colo., April 29, 1953.

CB&Q train, engine number 9934 + additio…

CB&Q train, engine number 9934 + additional diesel units, engine type EMD E7

Train #19, Coloradoan, 7 cars, 75 MPH. Photographed: east of Derby, Colo., January 31, 1953.

Katy trains meet on the T&P In Februa…

Katy trains meet on the T&P

In February 1953, the Katy Komet redball freight holds the main to meet the Fort Worth section of Katy’s Texas Special, heading in at Keller, Texas, on Texas & Pacific trackage rights. Wallace W. Abbey photo

City of St. Louis

City of St. Louis

E7A, F7B, E8B, and an Alco PA leaving Denver with the St. Louis–Los Angeles City of St. Louis, February 1953.

Train 9

Train 9

PA 187 with Cleveland–St. Louis train 9 at Edwardsville, Ill., March 1953.

Wabash’s Blue Bird and Wabash Cannon Ball

Wabash’s Blue Bird and Wabash Cannon Ball

St. Louis–Chicago Blue Bird (left, powered by E8 1000) and St. Louis–Detroit Wabash Cannon Ball (right, with E8 1007) at Decatur, Ill., November 1953.

1953 CrusaderJersey City to PhiladelphiaRDGThe…

1953 Crusader
Jersey City to Philadelphia
RDG

The consist includes two F7As, a coach observation, a coach, a diner, a coach, and a coach observation.

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Phoebe Snow

Phoebe Snow

Lackawanna’s Buffalo–Hoboken Phoebe Snow departing Scranton, PA., fall 1953.

MP’s Texas Eagle

MP’s Texas Eagle

St. Louis–Houston/Galveston Texas Eagle, Houston Union Station, July 1953.