Category: 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

NKP Steam Engine Hudson Type 4-6-4 Train pri…

NKP Steam Engine Hudson Type 4-6-4
Train print of NKP (New York, Chicago & St. Louis) Railroad’s #172 Hudson type 4-6-4 steam engine heading out of Chicago with Train #8 ‘The Nickel Plate Limited’.

1955

Train 8

Train 8

4-6-4 172 with Chicago–Buffalo train 8 departing Chicago, March 1955.

MP Colorado EagleSt. Louis, MOJune, 1955

MP Colorado Eagle
St. Louis, MO
June, 1955

City of St. Louis

City of St. Louis

Los Angeles–St. Louis City of St. Louis at Summit, Calif., 1955.