Category: Los Angeles

Eastbound SSW F7 in the hole greet an arrivi…

Eastbound SSW F7 in the hole greet an arriving Sunset Limited.

McQueeney, TX

February, 1960

Southern Pacific train #1, the Sunset Limite…

Southern Pacific train #1, the Sunset Limited, is departing Alhambra, CA amid the lengthening shadows. #1’s scheduled time into Alhambra was 3:55 PM, putting sunset in Southern California less than an hour away on this clear mid-1950’s winter day.

SP, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1954 by Center fo…

SP, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1954

SP, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1954 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art

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Westbound Southern Pacific Railroad Argonaut passenger train passes tower at Avondale Yard, on west bank of Mississippi River in New Orleans, Louisiana, in December 1954. Photograph by J. Parker Lamb, © 2016, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Lamb-02-057-03

Nearing the end of its trek from Los Angeles…

Nearing the end of its trek from Los Angeles to New Orleans, Espee’s train no. 6 – the eastbound Argonaut – drops down the Huey Long Bridge behind T&NO F7A 352, boiler-equipped F7B’s 541 and 545, and passenger GP9 280.

SP, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1953 by Center fo…

SP, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1953

SP, New Orleans, Louisiana, 1953 by Center for Railroad Photography & Art

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Sleek PA locomotives lead westbound Southern Pacific Railroad Argonaut passenger train over Huey P. Long Bridge in New Orleans, Louisiana, in August 1953. Photograph by J. Parker Lamb, © 2016, Center for Railroad Photography and Art. Lamb-02-057-05

SP train No. 5, the westbound ARGONAUT, was …

SP train No. 5, the westbound ARGONAUT, was preparing to depart from Union Station in New Orleans behind Alco units 202 and 203. At this time, construction was underway on New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal, with the new express building going up on the other side of the 202. The two platforms here were built so that IC, SP and MP (GCL) trains could continue to operate while the old station was removed and the new station was completed.

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SP train No. 6, the eastbound ARGONAUT, was …

SP train No. 6, the eastbound ARGONAUT, was rolling through the Illinois Central’s Government Yard and across South Claiborne Avenue on its way into Union Station. The 211 had been built a year earlier as the 205B, and was the last of the T&NO’s 12 PA1’s. When these units were renumbered, they also received a number on their noses. IC SW1 9027 is on the left, outside the railroad’s Government Yard roundhouse. Most of the IC property here was acquired for the construction New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal and its related facilities.

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[Southern Pacific Sunset Limited Diner, Budd …

[Southern Pacific Sunset Limited Diner, Budd Company]

[Southern Pacific Sunset Limited Diner, Budd Company] by SMU Central University Libraries

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Title: [Southern Pacific Sunset Limited Diner, Budd Company]

Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall, 1908-1984

Date: June 1950

Series: Series 6: Negatives and Color Transparencies; Negative Series: 3239

Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Collection

Place: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Physical Description: 1 negative: film, black and white; 10.1 x 12.7 cm

File: ag1982_0234_3239_01_diner_sm_opt.jpg

Rights: Please cite Southern Methodist University, Central University Libraries, DeGolyer Library when using this image file. A high-quality version of this file may be obtained for a fee by contacting degolyer@smu.edu.

For more information and to view the image in high resolution, see: digitalcollections.smu.edu/cdm/ref/collection/ryr/id/3377

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SP’s Argonaut

SP’s Argonaut

Los Angeles–New Orleans Argonaut east of Tucson, Ariz., on Nov. 8, 1947.

SP train, engine number 4432, engine type 4-…

SP train, engine number 4432, engine type 4-8-4

Train #6, The Argonaut; 12 cars. Photographed: Deming, N.M., September 24, 1947.