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MP, Eunice, Louisiana, 1965 by Center for Rai…

MP, Eunice, Louisiana, 1965

MP, Eunice, Louisiana, 1965 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art

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Eastbound Missouri Pacific Railroad Orleanean (left) passes counterpart at Eunice, Louisiana, in August 1965. Photograph by J. Parker Lamb, © 2016, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Lamb-02-060-04

MP, Eunice, Louisiana, 1965 by Center for Rai…

MP, Eunice, Louisiana, 1965

MP, Eunice, Louisiana, 1965 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art

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Eastbound Missouri Pacific Railroad Orleanean meets counterpart at Rock Island crossing in Eunice, Louisiana, in July 1965. Photograph by J. Parker Lamb, © 2016, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Lamb-02-060-05

With bell ringing, the Missouri Pacific’s we…

With bell ringing, the Missouri Pacific’s westbound ORLEANEAN was pulling out of the Illinois Central’s UNION STATION in New Orleans to begin its all-day trip to Houston. This train and its overnight counterpart, the HOUSTONIAN, operated over the Illinois Central for the 90 miles between New Orleans and Baton Rouge, where they crossed the Mississippi River. An IC express car was right behind the locomotive and would be set out at Baton Rouge, while the last car was a Pullman bound for Oakland, California via the Santa Fe.

6/15/1950

CRI&P train, engine number 4049, engine …

CRI&P train, engine number 4049, engine type 4-8-2

Train #18, passenger; steamboat at dock to right of train. Photographed: leaving St. Paul, Minn., July 26, 1940.

Dallas Union Station was a busy place in 1948. One summer…

Dallas Union Station was a busy place in 1948. One summer afternoon the north and west Texas section of the Sunshine Special leaves on its way to St. Louis. In the background are the Southern Pacific Sunbeam and the Burlington Sam Houston Zephyr.

June, 1948

Texas & Pacific Sunshine Special on Trinity River Bridge in…

Texas & Pacific Sunshine Special on Trinity River Bridge in 1948

Texas & Pacific Sunshine Special on Trinity River Bridge in 1948 by seneferu

Snow was a rarity in Central Texas in the winter of 1947, but…

Snow was a rarity in Central Texas in the winter of 1947, but so were steam locomotives on the Sunshine Special which by this time had been dieselized. The abbreviated consist was indicative of reduced travel from southern locations including Mexico during the winter months.

Austin, TX

December, 1947

T&P train, engine number 900, engine type 4-8-2 Train…

T&P train, engine number 900, engine type 4-8-2

Train #11, Sunshine Special; 10 cars. Photographed: El Paso, Tex., September 24, 1947.

T&P train, engine number 907, engine type 4-8-2 Train…

T&P train, engine number 907, engine type 4-8-2

Train #11, Sunshine Special; 11 cars. Photographed: El Paso, Tex., September 23, 1947.

The southbound Sunshine Special had to cross the Colorado…

The southbound Sunshine Special had to cross the Colorado River. The Austin skyline in 1947 was dominated by the University of Texas Tower and the dome of the Texas Capitol.

August, 1947