Category: 1955

D&RGW train, engine number 5531 + additi…

D&RGW train, engine number 5531 + additional diesel unit, engine type EMD F3

Train #1, The Royal Gorge; 8 cars, 45 MPH. Photographed: south of Sedalia, Colo., September 23, 1955.

D&RGW dome car #1249 on train #2 the Royal…

D&RGW dome car #1249 on train #2 the Royal Gorge
Pueblo, CO
June 16, 1955

D&RGW #5484 on train #2 the Royal GorgePue…

D&RGW #5484 on train #2 the Royal Gorge
Pueblo, CO
June 16, 1955

D&RGW train the Royal Gorge stopped in the…

D&RGW train the Royal Gorge stopped in the Royal Gorge
June 16, 1955

8900 a brand new Train Master with dynomomet…

8900 a brand new Train Master with dynomometer car 62 testing its performance with Number 42 Atlantic Limited from Montreal. Saint John, NB July 1955. FM 24 L 861 CLC 2900 6/1955 Delivered 7/13.
J.A.Michaud/Ron Visockis Collection
Note: Michaud worked on car 62.

Note: The test was to see if a single diesel unit of this size could handle the train replacing a K1 class 4-8-4 (Montreal-Megantic) or a G3 4-6-2 steam locomotive beyond. The test results showed a single unit was not capable of handling this heavy a train under all conditions. If running late it would not be able to recover time. The result was two units were assigned, these were MLW FPA2 and FPB2 A and B units.

GMO and Broadway Limited Meet in Chicago 1/…

GMO and Broadway Limited Meet in Chicago

1/1/1955

Broadway Limited Leaving Chicago 1/1/1955

Broadway Limited Leaving Chicago

1/1/1955

Westerner

Westerner

4-6-4 172 with Buffalo–Chicago train 7, the Westerner, arriving Chicago, Dec. 31, 1955.

Nickel Plate 4-6-4 #172 (L-1) departs Chicag…

Nickel Plate 4-6-4 #172 (L-1) departs Chicago’s LaSalle Street Station with eastbound train #8, the “New Yorker” on October 14, 1955. Bob Collins photo.

The Nickel Plate, officially the New York, C…

The Nickel Plate, officially the New York, Chicago & St. Louis Railroad Company. NKP Alco PA-1 #189 & #182 (Bluebirds) on train #7 The Westerner, crosses the NYC (MC) tracks at South Gary, Indiana.

April 02, 1955