Category: sunshine special

MP’s Sunshine Special

MP’s Sunshine Special

St. Louis–Laredo/Mexico City Sunshine Special, leaving San Antonio, 1948.

Sunshine Special

Sunshine Special

4-8-2 904 with St. Louis–El Paso Sunshine Special leaving Marshall, Tex., early 1940s.

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

The southbound Sunshine Special glides through the cut north…

The southbound Sunshine Special glides through the cut north of Sixth Street in Austin. Diesels had replaced the Pacifics which were the previous power.

August, 1947

[Missouri Pacific, Locomotive No. 1153 with Tender] by SMU…

[Missouri Pacific, Locomotive No. 1153 with Tender]

[Missouri Pacific, Locomotive No. 1153 with Tender] by SMU Central University Libraries

Via Flickr:

Title: [Missouri Pacific, Locomotive No. 1153 with Tender]

Creator: DeGolyer, Everett L. (Everett Lee), 1923-1977

Date: March 2, 1946

Part of: Everett L. DeGolyer Jr. collection of United States railroad photographs

Place: Austin, Texas

Description: Missouri Pacific Locomotive No. 1153 was part of the Southbound ‘Sunshine Special’ consist at the time of the photograph.