Monthly Archives: May 2014

Chesapeake and Ohio Pere Marquette

Emery J. Gulash photo of August 1948 Detroit-Grand Rapids train #7 reproduced here from Greg McDonnell’s Heartland.

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Soo Line timetable, June 1961

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Soo Line Diesels F-7 and F-3 in ’50s colors

My collection is short on Soo Line, limited to the timetable above and a brochure I’ll come across eventually. The photo above, of a freight in Wisconsin, is reproduced from Don Ball Jr. America’s Colorful Railroads.

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Rock Island and Southern Pacific Golden State Limited: in the lounge car

  This wonderful Southern Pacific photo, reproduced here from Beebe and Clegg The Trains We Rode, predates the streamlined life of the Golden State. The authors’ caption reads, in part, “A highball with a fellow traveler in the lounge as the New … Continue reading

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Rock Island and Southern Pacific Californian: at the bar

The Californian didn’t live to become a streamliner, although some streamlined chair cars were added to its consist in the ’30s. Soon after WWII, two Chicago-West Coast trains were “dropped,” one of them the Californian. What actually happened were name changes. The … Continue reading

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Milwaukee Road ticket cover

The train is in Union Pacific yellow, so this form was in use after 1955, when Milwaukee became Union Pacific’s way into Chicago.

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New York Central Empire State Express streamlined Hudson, 1941, and a P-motor

Photo form Audio Visual Designs post card. Caption explains that the Hudson, built in 1937, was streamlined in 1941 to match stainless steel streamlined equipment for the Empire State Express. Below a P-motor with a commuter train, New York City. … Continue reading

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