Category: 1965

The combined Golden State/Sunset Limited lea…

The combined Golden State/Sunset Limited leaves Colton behind six E-units. The next stop will be Pomona.

September, 1965

As the sun rises, the westbound combined Sun…

As the sun rises, the westbound combined Sunset and Golden State slows for its stop at the Colton station.

September, 1965

Westbound Mail by Joe McMillan Via Flickr: …

Westbound Mail

Westbound Mail by Joe McMillan

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Rock Island Train #39 approaches Topeka, Kansas, on the Union Pacific, February 27, 1965. (The Rock had trackage rights over the UP between Kansas City and Topeka.) Train 39 was a Chicago to Los Angles mail train. Powering this day’s train is FP7A 410 and BL2 428.

When MKE Union was brand new by Ayar Talore …

When MKE Union was brand new

When MKE Union was brand new by Ayar Talore

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The post office construction had just begun. Nothing has changed trackside since then. 1965.

When MKE was new 2 by Ayar Talore Via Flick…

When MKE was new 2

When MKE was new 2 by Ayar Talore

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Hiawatha equipment on display at the station opening, August 3rd, 1965.

When MKE was new 1 by Ayar Talore Via Flick…

When MKE was new 1

When MKE was new 1 by Ayar Talore

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Before the post office was built, station opening with Hiawatha equipment on display,

August 3rd, 1965. 

Burlington’s Twin Zephyr

Burlington’s Twin Zephyr

Minneapolis–Chicago Morning Twin Zephyr at Brookfield, Ill., May 1965.

Burlington’s Afternoon Twin ZephyrChicago–Mi…

Burlington’s Afternoon Twin Zephyr
Chicago–Minneapolis Afternoon Twin Zephyr north of Savanna, Ill., 1965.

aryburn: Due to floods in Colorado, particul…

aryburn:

Due to floods in Colorado, particularly the Denver area, Union Pacific’s westbound Train 17 “Portland Rose” is detouring over the freight-only Fourth District through Marysville and on to North Platte. With an RPO (probably unstaffed for the detour) and only four passenger-carrying cars, No. 17 crosses Aikens Hill, Kansas on June 27, 1965. The trailing E unit is Milwaukee Road.

1965 North Coast LimitedChicago to Seattle/Por…

1965 North Coast Limited
Chicago to Seattle/Portland
NP

The consist includes an ABA set of F7s, a CB&Q baggage RPO, a water baggage car, a mail dorm, a dome coach, a 56-seat coach, a dome coach, two 56-seat coaches, a travelers rest lounge, a slumbercoach, a

8 Dupl Rmt – 4 DBR – 6 Rmt sleeper, a diner, a dome sleeper, an 8 Dupl Rmt – 1 Comp – 3 DBR – 6 Rmt sleeper, a dome sleeper, and a sleeper lounge observation.

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