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I. Railroads, United States

Physical Description: 14 1/2 boxes

Scope and Content Note

Date ranges are not inclusive; the range shows the earliest identified date and the latest identified date within that section. Typical items include brochures, photographs, clippings, menus, postcards; correspondence between railroad companies and Leslie Merrill; annual reports, copies of U.S. patent applications for locomotive designs, baggage tags, decals, lounge car stationery, press releases. There are very few timetables or route maps.

Arrangement

Files have been kept in the collector's original arrangement. They are arranged alphabetically by railroad name, with the exception of Amtrak (formed in 1971), which files at the end. Photographs are filed in the same folders with printed material.
Box 1

Alaska - Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company

Folder 1

Alaska Railroad. 1947-1999

Includes photographs.
 

[Amtrak. See Box 14.]

Folder 2

Ann Arbor Railroad Company; Atlantic and East Carolina Railway; Atlantic and Saint Andrews Bay Railway Company. 1941-1967

Includes photographs.
Folder 3

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1935-1951

Includes train(s): Super Chief. Includes (selected items): brochures: "Preliminary Run of the Super Chief, Chicago - Los Angeles, November 19-21, 1935" with running times of four trains and list of "gentlemen" guests aboard train; "Announcing the Super Chief, effective May 12 [1936]"; "Exquisite Interiors--Beauty Wrought in Wood" (rare woods used in train, 1937).
Folder 4

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1951-1968

Includes train(s): Super Chief.
Folder 5

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1938-1969

Includes train(s): El Capitan.
Folder 6

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1956-1970

Includes train(s): El Capitan.
Folder 7

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1939-1941

Includes train(s): Scout.
Folder 8

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1936-1962

Includes train(s): Golden Gate.
Folder 9

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1938-1957

Includes train(s): San Diegan; Kansas Cityan.
Folder 10

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1947-1967

Includes train(s): The Chief.
Folder 11

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1940-1970

Includes train(s): Texas Chief.
Folder 12

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1947-1970

Includes train(s): Kansas City Chief; San Francisco Chief.
Folder 13

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1935-1952

Folder 14

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1952-1958

Folder 15

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1961-1971

Folder 16

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company.

Folder 17

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1936-1982

Includes (selected items): 60 photographic postcards of various Santa Fe streamliners.
Folder 18

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1938-1958

Folder 19

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. Late 1930s - early 1940s

Includes (selected items): 94 company-produced 8 x 10" photographs of interiors and exteriors.
Folder 20

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. Late 1930s - early 1940s

Includes (selected items): approximately 100 small snapshot photographs made by Merrill.
Box 2

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company (continued) - Boston and Maine Railroad

Folder 21

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company.

Clippings only.
Folder 22

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company.

Clippings only.
Folder 23

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company.

Folder 24

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. 1939-1975

Includes (selected items): book: "A Quarter Century of Santa Fe Consists," by Fred W. Frailey. Lists of passenger trains and rolling stock, text, photos, floor diagrams (208 p., 1974); booklet, "Santa Fe's Hi-Level Cars," cars built by Budd for El Capitan train ("The Cap"). Lists of consists, descriptions, photographs, floor diagrams (38 p., 1975); booklet, "Railroads Build The Nation, 1869 - 1939" issued as the program for the May 3-4-5, 1939 opening of Los Angeles Union Station.
Folder 25

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. 1939-1960s

Includes train(s): The Champion.
Folder 26

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. 1939-1970

Includes train(s): Vacationer; Florida Special.
Folder 27

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company.

Folder 28

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company.

Includes photographs. Some photographs stamped "Florida Coast Railway," showing soldiers on Dixie Flagler train, approximately 1940s.
Folder 29

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. 1935-1971

Includes train(s): Royal Blue; Capitol Limited. Includes (selected items): brochure. "Introducing the Most Modern train in the World." The Royal Blue. Between New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington. Built of the "new" Cor-ten steel--40% lighter in weight. Schedules and pictures of train, interior and exterior (steam locomotive).
Folder 30

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. 1938-1956

Includes train(s): National Limited; Ambassador.
Folder 31

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. 1941-1961

Includes train(s): Columbian. Includes (selected items): "The Royal Blue / The Columbian / 2 Streamliners" brochure signed by designer Otto Kuhler, accompanied by letter from Kuhler (1952).
Folder 32

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. 1947-1962

Includes train(s): Cincinnatian; Tri-Stater.
Folder 33

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. 1937-1957

Folder 34

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. 1952-1963

Folder 35

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. 1940s-1950s

Folder 36

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. 1940s-1950s

Folder 37

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company.

Folder 38

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. 1940s-1965

Includes (selected items): 36 company-produced 8 x 10" photographs; one envelope of small snapshots; one brochure-envelope holding four photographs promoting "Movies-on-the-Train" (1965).
Folder 39

Bangor and Aroostook Railroad Company; Broadmoor Hotel Cog Railroad ("Broadmoor Mountaineer"). 1940s-1950s

Includes (selected items): 1948 annual report for Bangor and Aroostook; 1950s snapshots of streamliner train used on the Broadmoor Mountaineer cog railway, Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Folder 40

Boston and Maine Railroad. 1935-1956

Includes train(s): Flying Yankee; Mountaineer. Includes (selected items): brochure: "The Streamlined Flying Yankee Comes to New England" (1935), with large fold-out picture map. Promotes a stainless steel diesel electric train similar to the Burlington Pioneer Zephyr.
Folder 41

Boston and Maine Railroad. 1935-1950s

Includes photographs.
Box 3

California Western Railroad - Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company

Folder 42

California Western Railroad. 1963-1999

Includes train(s): The Skunk.
Folder 43

California Western Railroad. 1957-1971

Includes train(s): The Skunk; Super Skunk and logging trains. Includes photographs.
Folder 44

Central of Georgia Railway Company. 1947-1971

Includes train(s): Nancy Hanks; Nancy Hanks II; Man O' War; Crusader. Includes photographs.
Folder 45

Central Railroad Company of New Jersey. 1938-1940s

Folder 46

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. 1946-1969

Includes train(s): Pere Marquette; The George Washington; Train X; Chessieliner. Includes (selected items): invitation card: "The Pere Marquette Railway cordially invites you to the preview of The Pere Marquette postwar wonder train. Fort St. Union Depot, Detroit. Wednesday, August 7, 1946. 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m."
Folder 47

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company.

Includes photographs.
Folder 48

Chesapeake and Ohio Railway Company. 1946-1975

Folder 49

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1934-1960

Includes train(s): Burlington Zephyr (later called Pioneer Zephyr). Also called "The Burlington."
Folder 50

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1935-1938

Includes train(s): Twin Zephyrs.
Folder 51

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1939-1971

Includes train(s): Twin Zephyrs.
Folder 52

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1936-1946

Includes train(s): Ozark State Zephyr; Sam Houston Zephyr; Mark Twain Zephyr.
Folder 53

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1936-1956

Includes train(s): Denver Zephyr.
Folder 54

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1956-1963

Includes train(s): Vista-Dome Denver Zephyr.
Folder 55

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1936-1957

Includes train(s): General Pershing Zephyr; Silver Streak; Texas Zephyr; Zephyr Rockets; Nebraska Zephyr; Ak-Sar-Ben. Includes (selected items): "General Pershing" Zephyr train brochure signed by Pershing (1940).
Folder 56

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1948-1960

Includes train(s): California Zephyr.
Folder 57

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1949-1968

Includes train(s): California Zephyr.
Folder 58

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1953-1974

Includes train(s): California Zephyr.
Folder 59

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1937-1965

Includes train(s): Kansas City Zephyr; American Royal Zephyr; Special Trains.
Folder 60

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1936-1962

Includes train(s): Aeolus; Burlington Zephyrs.
Folder 61

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company.

Includes train(s): Pioneer Zephyr; Twin Zephyrs; Denver Zephyr.
Folder 62

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company.

Includes train(s): Silver Streak; Burlington Zephyrs.
Folder 63

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company.

Includes train(s): California Zephyr.
Box 4

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company (continued) - Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad

Folder 64

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company.

Includes train(s): Burlington Zephyrs.
Folder 65

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company.

Includes (selected items): 44 company-produced photographs (8 x 10 in.) of various Zephyrs. Some interior shots showing art deco furnishings.
Folder 66

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company.

Includes (selected items): approximately 75 company-produced photographs.
Folder 67

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1930s-1940s

Includes train(s): Pioneer Zephyr; Twin Zephyr; Kansas City Zephyr; American Royal Zephyr.
Folder 68

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1940s-1970s

Clippings only.
Folder 69

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1940s-1970s

Clippings only.
Folder 70

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1930s-1960

Includes train(s): Burlington Zephyrs.
Folder 71

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1938-1970

Includes (selected items): "The Zephyr" monthly employee newsletter, 1939-1965 (not inclusive).
Folder 72

Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. 1930s-1960s

Includes train(s): Burlington Zephyrs and Aeolus Locomotive. Includes (selected items): approximately 150 small photographs of various locomotives and trains in several locations.
Folder 73

Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Company. 1937-1957

Includes train(s): Egyptian Zipper; Whippoorwill; Meadowlark; Chicago-Liners. Includes photographs.
Folder 74

Chicago Great Western Railway Company. 1929-1967

Includes train(s): Blue Bird; Red Bird. Includes photographs.
Folder 75

Chicago, Indianapolis and Louisville Railway (also called Monon Railroad). 1946-1956

Includes train(s): The Hoosier; Lew Wallace; Mononland; The Tippecanoe; The Thoroughbred; Ben Hur. Includes photographs.
Folder 76

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (also called The Milwaukee Road). 1935-1938

Includes train(s): Twin Cities Hiawatha. Includes (selected items): "Heralding... The Milwaukee Road's Latest Contribution to Modern Transportation." Shows the beaver-tail parlor car (1935); "The Milwaukee Road presents the First of the Speedliners, Hiawatha." (1935)
Folder 77

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (also called The Milwaukee Road). 1937-1955

Includes train(s): Twin Cities Hiawatha.
Folder 78

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (also called The Milwaukee Road). 1940-1951

Includes train(s): Midwest Hiawatha; Olympian Hiawatha. Includes (selected items): "The Olympian. Electrified over four mountain ranges." 3000 volts DC. (1940-1941); postcard: "First Trip, June 29, 1947, Olympian Hiawatha."
Folder 79

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (also called The Milwaukee Road). 1937-1969

Includes train(s): Olympian Hiawatha; Chippewa; Pioneer Limited.
Folder 80

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (also called The Milwaukee Road). 1934 -1974

Includes train(s): Milwaukee Road Hiawathas.
Box 5

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (continued) - Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company

Folder 81

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (also called The Milwaukee Road).

Includes train(s): Milwaukee Road Hiawathas.
Folder 82

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (also called The Milwaukee Road).

Includes train(s): Milwaukee Road Hiawathas. Includes (selected items): over 100 photographs.
Folder 83

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (also called The Milwaukee Road).

Includes train(s): Milwaukee Road Hiawathas. Includes (selected items): three patent filings: one from Otto Kuhler for design of last car on train (1947); one from Clifford Brooks Stevens for a Hiawatha observation car (1950); one from Harold L. Hamilton, William D. Otter, and Paul A. Meyer for a GM locomotive body (1941).
Folder 84

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (also called The Milwaukee Road).

Clippings only.
Folder 85

Chicago and North Western Railway Company. 1939-1951

Includes train(s): 400; Minnesota "400"; Flambeau "400"; Dakota "400"
Folder 86

Chicago and North Western Railway Company. 1938-1961

Folder 87

Chicago and North Western Railway Company. 1938-1965

Includes photographs.
Folder 88

Chicago and North Western Railway Company. 1939-1971

Folder 89

Chicago and North Western Railway Company. 1938-1990

Folder 90

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. 1936-1957

Includes train(s): Rockets; Californian.
Folder 91

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. 1939-1957

Includes train(s): Rocky Mountain Rocket; Arizona Limited.
Folder 92

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. 1940-1979

Includes train(s): Rocky Mountain Rocket; Choctaw Rocket; Arizona Limited.
Folder 93

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. 1937-1962

Includes train(s): Golden State Limited.
Folder 94

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. 1937-1966

Includes train(s): Twin Star Rocket; The Imperial; Corn Belt Rocket; Peorian; Rock Island Trains.
Folder 95

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company.

Folder 96

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. 1937-1950; 1968

Includes photographs.
Folder 97

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. 1936-1972

Folder 98

Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company.

Box 6

Chicago and St. Louis Electric Railroad Company - Great Northern Railway Company

Folder 99

Chicago and St. Louis Electric Railroad Company. 1892

One item only: Broadside. "For the Purpose of Completing its Roadbed, Now in Course of Construction .... Offering 50,000 shares of stock" (1892). Elevation drawing of wedge-fronted locomotive.
Folder 100

Delaware and Hudson Railroad Corporation. 1939-1975

Includes train(s): Montreal Limited; The Adirondack; Laurentian.
Folder 101

Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company. 1937-1959

Includes train(s): Phoebe Snow; Chicago Limited. Includes photographs.
Folder 102

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company. 1941-1986

Includes train(s): Prospector; Football Specials; Silver Vista; Yampa Valley; Zephyr; California Zephyr.
Folder 103

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company. 1948-1971

Folder 104

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company. 1956-1966

Folder 105

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company.

Folder 106

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company.

Includes photographs.
Folder 107

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company.

Includes (selected items): book. "A Century of Passenger Trains: A Study of 100 Years of Passenger Service on the Denver & Rio Grande Railway, Its Heirs, Successors and Assigns" by Jackson Thode, published by Rocky Mountain Railroad Club. (260 p., 1972); Book. "Never on Wednesday, the first decade of the Rio Grande Zephyr" by Richard Loveman and Mel Patrick, published by PTJ Publishing (120 p.,1980).
Folder 108

Duluth, Missabe and Iron Range Railway Company; Elgin, Joliet and Eastern Railway; Erie-Lackawanna Railroad Company; Erie Railroad Company

Includes train(s): The Lake Cities; Erie Limited; Atlantic Express; The Phoebe Snow. Includes photographs. Includes (selected items): one item for DM&IR: 1957 letter and photograph of Budd RDC coach car. One item for EJ&ER: 1947 letter and freight diesel bulletin. Several items for Erie railroads.
Folder 109

Florida East Coast Railway Company. 1939-1943

Includes train(s): The Henry M. Flagler; Dixie Flagler; The Champion; The South Wind.
Folder 110

Florida East Coast Railway Company. 1936-1941

Includes train(s): The Henry M. Flagler; Dixie Flagler; The Champion; The South Wind. Includes photographs.
Folder 111

Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company. 1934-1950

Includes train(s): Maple Leaf; Mohawk. Includes photographs.
Folder 112

Great Northern Railway Company. 1947-1950

Includes train(s): Empire Builder. Includes (selected items): pamphlet. "Travel by Lucia Lewis, A Story about the New Empire Builder." Detailed description of decor of train (1947).
Folder 113

Great Northern Railway Company. 1948-1959

Includes train(s): Empire Builder.
Folder 114

Great Northern Railway Company. 1957-1968

Includes train(s): Empire Builder.
Folder 115

Great Northern Railway Company. 1948-1960

Includes train(s): Oriental Limited; Red River; Internationals; Winnipeg Limited.
Folder 116

Great Northern Railway Company. 1950-1966

Includes train(s): Western Star.
Folder 117

Great Northern Railway Company. 1948-1953

Includes train(s): Mid-Century Empire Builder; The Streamlined Western Star. Includes (selected items): brochure. "Chicago Railroad Fair: A Short Story of the Great Northern Railway." (1948).
Folder 118

Great Northern Railway Company. 1953-1963

Includes (selected items): book. "Diesel, Gas-Electric & Electric Locomotive Diagrams, Reprint of Great Northern" (Reprint of 1952 Edition #32). "Blueprints and measurements for rail fans and model railroaders." Published by J.W. Sheets, 1963.
Folder 119

Great Northern Railway Company.

Includes (selected items): "Condensed History, Great Northern" (13 p., 1969).
Box 7

Great Northern Railway Company (continued) - Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company

Folder 120

Great Northern Railway Company.

Includes photographs.
Folder 121

Great Northern Railway Company.

Clippings only.
Folder 122

Great Northern Railway Company.

Includes train(s): Empire Builder; Red River.
Folder 123

Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company; Alton Railroad Company. 1935-1940

Includes train(s): The Abraham Lincoln; The Ann Rutledge; The Rebel. Includes (selected items): some materials for the Alton Railroad, which merged into the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad in 1947. Sample items: "Abraham Lincoln, The First Diesel Electric Powered Streamlined lightweight train between Chicago and St. Louis." 4 hours, 55 minutes. Interior photos. (1936); "Good News for our St. Louis - Chicago patrons. On the Ann Rutledge. Stewardess registered nurse services, special service for women travelers." (1940).
Folder 124

Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company; Alton Railroad Company. 1950-1955

Includes train(s): The Rebel; Gulf Coast Rebel. Includes (selected items): some materials for the Alton Railroad, which merged into the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad in 1947.
Folder 125

Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad Company; Alton Railroad Company. 1937-1965

Includes train(s): The Abraham Lincoln; The Ann Rutledge. Includes (selected items): photographs; some materials for the Alton Railroad, which merged into the Gulf, Mobile and Ohio Railroad in 1947.
Folder 126

Illinois Central Railroad Company. 1936-1968

Includes train(s): The Green Diamond; The City of Miami.
Folder 127

Illinois Central Railroad Company. 1939-1969(?)

Includes train(s): Miss Lou; Illini; Land O' Corn; Panama Limited; City of New Orleans.
Folder 128

Illinois Central Railroad Company. 1973

One book only: "Illinois Central, Monarchs of Mid-America" by W. David Randall and Alan R. Lind, Prototype Publications, Park Forest, Illinois, (256 p.,1973). Mostly car plans (elevations and floor plans). Also reproductions of passenger service advertisements, dining car menus, tickets and passes, timetables, passenger train service histories, passenger train consists.
Folder 129

Illinois Central Railroad Company. 1948-1968

Includes train(s): Daylight; Magnolia Star; Mid American.
Folder 130

Illinois Central Railroad Company.

Folder 131

Illinois Central Railroad Company. 1940s

Includes (selected items): 62 large company-produced photographs of interiors (most with people) and some exteriors of various trains. Six interior views are by Pullman-Standard Co.
Folder 132

Illinois Terminal Railroad Company. 1948-1950

Includes train(s): City of Decatur; Fort Crevecoeur; Mound City. Includes photographs.
Folder 133

Kansas City Southern Railway Company.

Includes train(s): Flying Crow; Southern Belle.
Folder 134

Kansas City Southern Railway Company. 1939-1950

Includes train(s): Southern Belle. Includes photographs.
Folder 135

Kansas City Southern Railway Company. 1940-1951

Includes train(s): Southern Belle.
Folder 136

Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. 1939-1951

Includes train(s): John Wilkes; The Black Diamond. Includes photographs.
Folder 137

Long Island Railroad Company; Los Angeles and San Diego Beach Railway. 1956-1971

Includes train(s): East Ender; The Metropolitan. Includes photographs. Includes (selected items): broadside. "Los Angeles and San Diego Beach Ry. - La Jolla." Photograph of a McKeen car (identified as built by Union Pacific). San Diego to La Jolla in 45 minutes; "The High Iron to La Jolla," by R.P. Middlebrook. San Diego Historical Society. (1961); copy of photograph of a retired McKeen railcar. Most items for Long Island Railroad. Three items only for LA&SDBR.
Folder 138

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company; Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway. 1946-1950s

Includes train(s): The Georgian; The Humming Bird; The Dixieland. Note: These two railroads merged in 1957.
Folder 139

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company; Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway. 1947-1968

Includes train(s): The Georgian; The Humming Bird; The Dixieland. Includes photographs. Note: These two railroads merged in 1957.
Folder 140

Louisville and Nashville Railroad Company; Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway. 1942-1959

Includes train(s): The Georgian; The Humming Bird; The Dixieland. Includes (selected items): pamphlet. "The Louisville and Nashville Railroad--A brief biography of a railroad which has served the South for over 100 years" (1959?); "L & N, A pictorial history of the Louisville & Nashville Railroad." These two railroads merged in 1957.
Box 8

Maine Central Railroad Company - New York Central Railroad Company

Folder 141

Maine Central Railroad Company; Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway Company. 1940-1998

Includes photographs. Most items for Manitou and Pike's Peak Railway. For the Maine Central: photographs only.
Folder 142

Minneapolis and St. Louis Railway Company; Missouri and Arkansas Railway Company; Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad Company (also called KATY). 1938-1963

Folder 143

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. 1940-1960

Includes train(s): Missouri River Eagle; Colorado Eagle; Delta Eagle.
Folder 144

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. 1948-1963

Includes train(s): Texas Eagle.
Folder 145

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. 1949-1962

Includes train(s): Valley Eagle; Aztec Eagle; Texan; others.
Folder 146

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. 1940-1972

Folder 147

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company.

Includes photographs.
Folder 148

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. 1940-1960

Folder 149

Monongahela Railway; Nashville, Chattanooga and St. Louis Railway. 1947-1950

Includes train(s): City of Memphis.
Folder 150

New York Central Railroad Company. 1934-1941

Includes train(s): The Mercury; Rexall Train; Commodore Vanderbilt; 20th Century Limited.
Folder 151

New York Central Railroad Company. 1941-1962

Includes train(s): 20th Century Limited.
Folder 152

New York Central Railroad Company. 1939-1952

Includes train(s): Southwestern Limited; The Pacemaker; The Detroiter; The New England States; The Forest City; James Whitcomb Riley.
Folder 153

New York Central Railroad Company. 1941-1963

Includes train(s): Empire State Express; Food Industries Special; Talgo; Aerotrain; Ohio State Limited; Xplorer; World's Fair Special.
Folder 154

New York Central Railroad Company. 1934-1952

Includes (selected items): brochure. "The Commodore Vanderbilt.... World's First Streamlined High Powered Steam Locomotive." 4075 horsepower. Hudson type. Named for founder of New York City (1934).
Folder 155

New York Central Railroad Company. 1950-1952

Folder 156

New York Central Railroad Company. 1952-1963

Folder 157

New York Central Railroad Company.

Folder 158

New York Central Railroad Company. 1935-1943

Folder 159

New York Central Railroad Company. 1930s-1940s

Includes train(s): 20th Century Limited. Includes photographs.
Folder 160

New York Central Railroad Company. 1935-1941

Includes (selected items): 60 train travel brochures--mostly aimed to business associations, service clubs, war veterans groups, and professional associations (1936-1941).
Folder 161

New York Central Railroad Company. 1936-1972

Includes train(s): Xplorer. Includes (selected items): press kit: "New York Central System's XPLORER" Highlighting aluminum construction, Baldwin-Lima-Hamilton mechanical-hydraulic diesel locomotive (1956); Press kit: "The Woman's Angle on the New York Central's New Xplorer." Includes "Hostess Service on the Xplorer" (4 p.); "Railroading as a Field for Women" (2 p.); "'Cruisin' Susan' Service" (2 p.); "The Xplorer Design, Color and Comfort, A new Concept in Travel for Women" (1956).
Folder 162

New York Central Railroad Company. 1939-1971

Includes train(s): The Xplorer; 20th Century Limited; others.
Box 9

New York Central Railroad Company (continued) - Oregon, Pacific and Eastern Railway Company

Folder 163

New York Central Railroad Company. 1941-1970

Includes train(s): James Whitcomb Riley.
Folder 164

New York Central Railroad Company. 1939-1960

Folder 165

New York Central Railroad Company.

Includes photographs.
Folder 166

New York Central Railroad Company.

Includes photographs.
Folder 167

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company. 1935-1973

Includes train(s): Comet; East Wind; Daniel Webster; others.
Folder 168

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company.

Includes photographs.
Folder 169

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company. 1935-1971

Includes (selected items): printed letter saying, "For the first time in the United States, a train will be operated today by remote control by the New Haven Railroad." Signed by Patrick B. McGinnis, Dec. 1, 1955. Also press releases on this topic.
Folder 170

New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company. 1937-1981

Includes train(s): The Daniel Webster. Includes (selected items): press kit for the "New Haven Railroad's 'Daniel Webster'" (train introduced in 1956).
Folder 171

New York, Ontario and Western Railway; New York, Susquehanna and Western Railroad Company. 1940-1957

Includes (selected items): NYO&W: Several clippings on the end of railroad's 80-year run, 1957. NYS&W: several photographs and brochures on interurban "Susquehanna Streamliners."
Folder 172

Nickel Plate Road [New York, Chicago and St. Louis Railroad]; Norfolk Southern Railroad Company. 1938-1950

Includes (selected items): photographs; Nickel Plate: Brochure. "The Same Warm Welcome ... with a difference ... Buffalo, Cleveland, Chicago, St. Louis." Contains cartoon-style drawings showing grinning caricatures of African-American workers (undated).
Folder 173

Norfolk and Western Railway Company. 1941-1971

Includes train(s): Powhatan Arrow; Pocahontas. Includes (selected items): booklet: "Modern Coal-Burning Steam Locomotives of the Norfolk and Western Railway Company." Three locomotives pictured and described (1945); Booklet: "The End of the Line, Pocahontas, the Wabash Cannon Ball, Norfolk and Western." Commemorative booklet with reprints of promotional material.
Folder 174

Norfolk and Western Railway Company. 1947-1972

Includes train(s): Powhatan Arrow; Pocahontas. Includes photographs.
Folder 175

Norfolk and Western Railway Company. 1946-1983

Includes train(s): Powhatan Arrow; Pocahontas; others. Includes (selected items): photographs; booklet. "How to Travel by Train." Published by American Car and Foundry Co. (1954).
Folder 176

Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1947-1959

Includes train(s): North Coast Limited.
Folder 177

Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1954-1966

Includes train(s): North Coast Limited. Includes (selected items): brochure: "The Lewis and Clark Traveller's Rest Buffet Lounge Car." Photos, map of route, view of train murals painted by Edgar Miller, Chicago artist (1961).
Folder 178

Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1956-1968

Includes train(s): North Coast Limited; Mainstreeter; others.
Folder 179

Northern Pacific Railroad Company.

Includes photographs.
Folder 180

Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 1941-1965

Includes train(s): North Coast Limited; The Mainstreeter. Includes (selected items): copy of large fold-out blueprint of Dome Coach Passenger Car (1953).
Folder 181

Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company. 1956-1967

Includes train(s): The Redwood. Includes photographs.
Folder 182

Ocean Shore Railroad; Oregon, Pacific and Eastern Railway Company. 1910s; 1972-1974

Includes train(s): The Goose. Includes (selected items): Ocean Shore: three copy photographs only of interurban railcar, approximately 1910s.
Box 10

Pennsylvania Railroad Company - St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company

Folder 183

Pennsylvania Railroad Company. 1939-1967

Includes train(s): Trail Blazer; Broadway Limited. Includes (selected items): leaflet: "Telephone Service available between New York and Harrisburg on the Broadway Limited." (1951).
Folder 184

Pennsylvania Railroad Company. 1940-1953

Includes train(s): South Wind; Jeffersonian; Liberty Limited; The General; The Spirit of St. Louis; The Golden Triangle; The Pittsburgher; The Cincinnati Limited; The Senator; The Congressional. Includes (selected items): "The General" train brochure signed by Dwight D. Eisenhower, approximately 1949.
Folder 185

Pennsylvania Railroad Company. 1940s-1950s

Includes train(s): The Congressional; AeroTrain; The Keystone; The Metroliner.
Folder 186

Pennsylvania Railroad Company. 1935-1951

Includes (selected items): brochure. "Throw In The Switch! Pennsylvania Railroad Inaugurates All-Electric Service Between New York, Philadelphia and Harrisburg, Effective January 15, 1938. Pictures of catenary construction. Statement about work-hours for thousands of men (1938).
Folder 187

Pennsylvania Railroad Company; Penn Central Transportation Company. 1951-1969

Pennsylvania Railroad merged to become Penn Central in 1968. Folders 187-193 contain ephemera for both systems.
Folder 188

Pennsylvania Railroad Company; Penn Central Transportation Company. 1938-1952

Includes (selected items): silver-plated teaspoon from Metroliner dining car and metal tie clasp.
Folder 189

Pennsylvania Railroad Company; Penn Central Transportation Company. 1940-1956.

Includes (selected items): brochure: "Steps we're taking to improve Dining Car Service." Describes "refresher courses" after the war, "with travel returning to more normal levels..." (1946).
Folder 190

Pennsylvania Railroad Company; Penn Central Transportation Company.

Includes (selected items): over 100 photographs.
Folder 191

Pennsylvania Railroad Company; Penn Central Transportation Company. 1938-1985

Includes (selected items): packet of materials on locomotive designer Raymond Loewy, including his autograph signature, sketches and photograph.
Folder 192

Pennsylvania Railroad Company; Penn Central Transportation Company.

Includes train(s): Metroliners; Aerotrain; Tubular Train.
Folder 193

Pennsylvania Railroad Company; Penn Central Transportation Company. 1936-1970

Folder 194

Philadelphia Suburban Transportation Company; Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines. 1941-1972

Includes train(s): Libertyliners. Includes (selected items): photographs; contains materials on Electroliner trains of the Chicago North Shore and Milwaukee Railroad; the Philadelphia Suburban took over their operation when CNS&M shut down on January 20, 1963.
Folder 195

Reading Railroad (Reading Company). 1938-1948

Includes train(s): Stainless Steel Streamlined Train (later named Crusader); The Wall Street; The Schuylkill. Includes (selected items): engraved invitations from Edward W. Scheer, president of the Reading Company and Edward G. Budd, president of Budd Mfg. Co. to attend ceremonies at the delivery of the new Stainless Steel Streamlined train, Nov. 29, 1937.
Folder 196

Reading Railroad (Reading Company).

Includes photographs.
Folder 197

Reading Railroad (Reading Company). 1932-1972

Folder 198

Richmond, Fredericksburg and Potomac Railroad Company; St. Joseph and Grand Island Railroad; St. Louis Southwestern Railway Company. 1909-1955

Includes train(s): The Old Dominion; Morning Star; Tennessean. Includes photographs. One item only for St. Joseph and Grand Island: photograph of McKeen motor car, Jan. 14, 1909.
Folder 199

Rio Grande Southern Railroad Company. 1950-1979

Includes train(s): The Galloping Goose. Includes photographs.
Folder 200

St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company (also called Frisco Lines). 1937-1957

Includes train(s): Texas Flash; Texas Special; Meteor; Kansas City Florida Special. Includes photographs.
Box 11

Seaboard Air Line Railway Company - Southern Pacific Railroad Company

Folder 201

Seaboard Air Line Railway Company; Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company; Seaboard Railway Company. 1939-1968

Includes train(s): Silver Meteor; Silver Comet; Orange Blossom Special.
Folder 202

Seaboard Air Line Railway Company; Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company; Seaboard Railway Company. 1936-1956

Includes train(s): Silver Meteor; Silver Comet; Orange Blossom Special; The Robert E. Lee.
Folder 203

Seaboard Railway; Seaboard Air Lines; Seaboard Coast Lines. 1962-1970

Includes train(s): Silver Meteor; Silver Comet; Orange Blossom Special; The Robert E. Lee.
Folder 204

Seaboard Air Line Railway Company; Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company; Seaboard Railway Company. 1950s-1971

Includes train(s): Silver Meteor; Silver Comet; Orange Blossom Special; The Robert E. Lee; Florida Sunbeam.
Folder 205

Seaboard Air Line Railway Company; Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company; Seaboard Railway Company.

Includes photographs.
Folder 206

Seaboard Air Line Railway Company; Seaboard Coast Line Railroad Company; Seaboard Railway Company. 1938-1970

Folder 207

Soo Line Railroad Company. 1950-1967

Includes train(s): Mountaineer; The Laker; The Winnipeger.
Folder 208

Southern Railway (U.S.). 1941-1963

Includes train(s): The Vulcan; The Cracker; The Joe Wheeler; The New Royal Palm; The Goldenrod; The Tennessean; The Southerner.
Folder 209

Southern Railway (U.S.). 1940s-1970s

Includes train(s): The Vulcan; The Cracker; Joe Wheeler; The New Royal Palm; The Goldenrod; The Tennessean; Birmingham Special; Crescent; Skyland Special.
Folder 210

Southern Railway (U.S.). 1940s-1970s

Includes photographs.
Folder 211

Southern Railway (U.S.). 1940s-1970s

Folder 212

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1937-1954

Includes train(s): Daylight.
Folder 213

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1955-1965

Includes train(s): Daylight.
Folder 214

Southern Pacific Railroad Company.

Includes train(s): Sunbeam; San Joaquin Daylight; Morning Daylight; Noon Daylight; Sacramento Daylight.
Folder 215

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1941-1956

Includes train(s): Beaver; Cascade.
Folder 216

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1949-1966

Includes train(s): Lark; Starlight; Senator; Del Monte; Sacramento RDC.
Folder 217

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1949-1962

Includes train(s): Shasta Daylight.
Folder 218

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1950s

Includes train(s): Sunset Limited; The Crescent.
Folder 219

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1937-1953

Folder 220

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1950-1952

Folder 221

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1937-1970

Folder 222

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1940s-1960s

Box 12

Southern Pacific Railroad Company (continued) - Union Pacific Railroad Company

Folder 223

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1940-1968

Folder 224

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1937-1981

Includes (selected items): over 100 snapshot photographs made by Merrill. Some color snapshots made at the Sacramento Fair, 1981.
Folder 225

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1930s-1960s

Includes (selected items): over 100 company-produced photographs. Many of these photographs have descriptions of the train, its equipment and services.
Folder 226

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1938-1985

Includes train(s): Daylight; Sunset Limited; Lark. Includes (selected items): press kit: "Last Run of the Lark, April 7-8, 1968. 58 years of service between San Francisco and Los Angeles.'"
Folder 227

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1910-1964

Includes (selected items): special printed menu: "Southern Pacific Special Train, Los Angeles to San Francisco, September 20, 1959. His Excellency Nikita S. Khrushchev, Chairman of the Council of Ministers of the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics and Mrs. Khruscheva." Breakfast menu in English and Russian.
Folder 228

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1950-1975

Folder 229

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1937-1957

Folder 230

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1967

Includes train(s): Shasta Daylight. Includes (selected items): book: "A call for restoration to service of the Shasta Daylight Passenger Train Between San Francisco, California and Portland, Oregon and A call for an investigation of Southern Pacific passenger service by the Davis Railroad Club, University of California Davis, California." (156 p.) Happy Train Free Press, Davis, California, June 23, 1967.
Folder 231

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. 1937

Includes train(s): Daylight. Includes (selected items): set of 10 blueprints: Elevations and floor plans of the Daylight locomotive and each car of the train. Locomotive class GS-2. Revised early 1937.
Folder 232

Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway; Texas and Pacific Railway; Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway. 1933-1961

Includes train(s): Texas Eagle; Prairie Marksman; others. Includes photographs.
Folder 233

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1933-1938

Includes train(s): City of Salina (M-10000).
Folder 234

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1934-1960

Includes train(s): City of Portland.
Folder 235

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1936-1958

Includes train(s): City of Los Angeles.
Folder 236

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1936-1957

Includes train(s): City of Los Angeles.
Folder 237

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1936-1954

Includes train(s): City of San Francisco.
Box 13

Union Pacific Railroad Company (continued)

Folder 238

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1936-1958

Includes train(s): City of Denver.
Folder 239

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1937-1965

Includes train(s): Forty Niner; Treasure Island Special; City of St. Louis.
Folder 240

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1939-1964

Includes train(s): Challenger.
Folder 241

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1947-1965

Includes train(s): Overland Limited; City of Las Vegas; Las Vegas Holiday; Pacific Limited.
Folder 242

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1936-1969

Folder 243

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1939-1941

Folder 244

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1939-1964.

Folder 245

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1947-1961

Folder 246

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1937-1968

Folder 247

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1951-1969

Includes train(s): City of Salina; City of Portland; City of Los Angeles.
Folder 248

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1940-1970

Includes train(s): City of Denver; City of St. Louis.
Folder 249

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1938-1970

Includes train(s): City of San Francisco; The Forty Niner; San Francisco Overland; Treasure Island Special; The Challenger.
Folder 250

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1938-1970

Folder 251

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1930s-1940s

Includes (selected items): over 100 small snapshot photographs.
Folder 252

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1930s-1960s

Includes train(s): City of Salina; City of Portland; City of San Francisco; City of Los Angeles. Includes (selected items): over 100 company-produced photographs.
Folder 253

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1930s-1960s

Includes train(s): City of Denver; City of St. Louis; Forty Niner; City of Las Vegas; Train of Tomorrow. Includes (selected items): over 100 company-produced photographs.
Folder 254

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1937-1950s

Includes (selected items): over 100 small snapshot photographs.
Box 14

Union Pacific Railroad Company (continued) - Amtrak

Folder 255

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1936-1942

Includes train(s): City of Salina; City of Portland; City of Los Angeles; City of San Francisco.
Folder 256

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1938-1969

Includes train(s): City of Denver; City of St. Louis; others.
Folder 257

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1918-1972

Folder 258

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1934-1969

Folder 259

Union Pacific Railroad Company. 1937-1957

Includes (selected items): "Union Pacific Bulletin" monthly newsletter, 1937-1957 (not inclusive).
Folder 260

Virginia and Truckee Railway; Virginian Railway. 1910-1964

Includes photographs. Materials relating to McKeen motor cars: 17 snapshots of a silver, derelict, McKeen motor car in Helper, Utah (1952); 14 photos of other McKeen motor car derelicts, some in process of being made into the "Super Chief Diner" in Carson City, Nevada, (1941, 1952, 1966); color photographic postcard of the "Super Chief Diner, Highway 395, Carson City, Nevada." On back: "Formerly car #22 of the fabulous Virginia & Truckee Railway."
Folder 261

Wabash Railway Company. 1946-1964

Folder 262

Wabash Railway Company. 1946-1964

Includes photographs.
Folder 263

Western Maryland Railroad Company; Wellsville, Addison & Galeton Railroad. 1952-1971

Includes train(s): (Freight trains).

Related Material

See also oversized brochure in Box 24.
Folder 264

Western Pacific Railroad Company; White Pass and Yukon Route. 1949-1980

Includes photographs.
Folder 266

Amtrak. May-October 1973

Includes train(s): Broadway Limited; Mexico Adventour; North Coast Hiawatha; Starlight; others.
Folder 267

Amtrak. October 1973-1974

Folder 268

Amtrak. 1975-1976

Includes (selected items): brochure. "Amtrak, The First Five Years. A Special Anniversary Report To The Public, May 1, 1976." In newsletter format. Map, photos, information about equipment purchases, purchase of 621 miles NE Corridor from ConRail.
Folder 269

Amtrak. 1977-1978

Folder 270

Amtrak. 1979-1980

Folder 271

Amtrak. 1981-1983

Includes (selected items): leaflets. "Dining Service" and "Dining Across America." Explains changes in food service: Congress eliminated $30 million in food service costs in 1982 and another $30 million in 1983.
Folder 272

Amtrak. 1984-1988

Folder 273

Amtrak. 1989-1990

Box 15 (Folders 274-279)

Amtrak (continued)

Folder 274

Amtrak. 1991-1994

Folder 275

Amtrak. 1995-1999

Folder 276

Amtrak. 2000

Folder 277

Amtrak. 1972-1980

Folder 278

Amtrak; Los Angeles interurban commuter trains (Metro Rail, Metrolink). 1971-1996

Includes photographs.
Folder 279

Amtrak (and Caltrain). 1972-1990s

Includes train(s): Caltrain; others.
 

II. Subject files (streamliner-related)

Physical Description: 4 1/2 boxes.

Scope and Content Note

This series contains: Manufacturer's brochures; industry reports; train rosters; lists; streamliner train books; magazines and journals; excursion and special train tours; early "streamline" train experiments of the 19th century; monorails; high-speed and interurban trains; and a file on BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit system). Date ranges are not inclusive; the range shows the earliest identified date and the latest identified date within that section.

Arrangement

Files have been kept in the collector's original arrangement. Photographs are filed in the same folders with printed material.
Box 15 (Folders 280-284)

Manufacturers

Folder 280

Manufacturers: American Car and Foundry (ACF) and Talgo. 1941-1977

Folder 281

Manufacturers: American Car and Foundry (ACF) and Talgo. 1941-1977

Includes (selected items): photographs; booklet. "The Story Behind The Talgo Story, A.C.F. Talgo Train." Reproductions of articles and ads for various manufacturers in magazines, "Radio Reports" transcripts. Talgo "is a manufactured name, made up with the first letters of the Spanish words tren (train), articulado (articulated), ligro (light), Goicoachea (inventor of train), and Oriol (backer of train)" (p. 50). Features two 4405 h.p. diesel engines with "Caterpillar" articulated design (110 p., 1949).
Folder 282

Manufacturers: American Locomotive (ALCO); General Electric (GE). 1937-1979

Includes (selected items): booklet. "Illustrated History of General Electric Locomotives. Diesel-Electric, Electric, Turbine & Industrial. Over 400 Photographs" by O.M. Kerr. Includes a 12 p. summary of GE locomotive history (96 p., 1979).
Folder 283

Manufacturers: J.G. Brill Company; Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company. 1932-1979

Includes photographs.
Folder 284

Manufacturers: Edward G. Budd Manufacturing Company [RDCs, i.e. rail diesel cars]. 1951-1956

Includes (selected items): two spiral-bound books: 1) "Budd Analysis of Changes in Transportation." Short arguments for Budd's manufacture of stainless-steel trains. Graphs, pictures (1940); 2) "Budd Analysis of Changes in Transportation. Volume Two, The Florida Story." Same format as above but with emphasis on improvements in Florida's tourist trade following new fleet of Budd-built streamliners. (85 p.,1940).
Box 16

Manufacturers (continued); Association of American Railroads; Coverdale & Colpitts Reports

Folder 285

Manufacturers: General Motors (Electro-Motive Division - EMD). 1938-1971

Includes (selected items): photographs; book: "Our GM Scrapbook, from the pages of Trains." (1971); "Diesel, The Modern Power" by Ralph A. Richardson. History and operation of Diesel engines of all sizes. (1942); "General Motors Diesels In Review, 1934 -- 1944. 10th Anniversary of Diesel Road Power on American Railroad" (1944).
Folder 286

Manufacturers: General Motors (Aerotrain and AMT-125). 1964-1976

Includes (selected items): photographs; "A new concept in Passenger Train Travel. Aerotrain"; "Ten-coach experimental train." (1955?)
Folder 287

Manufacturers: General Motors (Train of Tomorrow). 1945-1947

Includes photographs.
Folder 288

Manufacturers: Pullman-Standard. 1933-1967

Folder 289

Manufacturers: Pullman-Standard. 1934; 1981

Includes photographs.
Folder 290

Manufacturers: Pullman-Standard. 1967-

Includes (selected items): book. "Pullman Panorama, Volume 1." Edited by Robert J. Wayner of Wayner Publications. Working from Pullman Co. records, a "nearly complete all-time roster of the cars which Pullman has owned or operated in North America." (1967); "Pullman & Private Car Pictorial."
Folder 291

Manufacturers: Pullman-Standard. 1933-1946

Includes (selected items): photographs; booklet: "Color and Design in Passenger Equipment." Color pictures of interiors printed for railroad purchasing officers. Page 10 has color renderings of "Three new revenue producers...": City of Denver," "Green Diamond," "Daylight." (1937).
Folder 292

Manufacturers: Pullman-Standard. 1933-1965

Folder 293

Manufacturers: Siemens. 1996

Includes photographs.
Folder 294

Manufacturers: Various, A - M. 1938-1973

Brochures and publications for: Baldwin Locomotive Works; Clark Equipment Company; Edwards Railway Motor Car Co.; Fairbanks-Morse; Four Wheel Drive Auto Company; Lima Locomotive Works; Micheline.
Folder 295

Manufacturers: Various, N - Z. 1939-1971

Brochures and publications for: Pressed Steel Car Company; Sikorsky Aircraft, Division of United Aircraft (TurboTrain); United Aircraft; Westinghouse Air Brake Company.
Folder 296

Association of American Railroads. 1938-1971

Folder 297

Coverdale & Colpitts Reports. 1935-1950

Reports by Coverdale & Colpitts, consulting engineers: 1) "Report On High-Speed Trains Chicago-Twin Cities, June and July, 1935." ; 2) "Report On Streamline, Light-Weight, High-Speed Passenger Trains, June 30, 1938." Conclusion: "... a large proportion of the traffic on these trains has been newly created or retrieved from the highways." The facts show "great popularity and high degree of financial success" of these trains (June, 1938); 3) "Report On Streamline, Light-Weight, High-Speed Passenger Trains" (publications of 1939, 1940, 1950).
Box 17

Registers; Rosters; Railroad books; Magazines

Folder 298

Official Register of Passenger Train Equipment. 1943-1966

The Official Register of Passenger Train Equipment, issued semi-annually by The Railway Equipment and Publication Co.
Folder 299

Miscellaneous Lists, Registers, Clippings. 1946-1975

Folder 300

Railroad rosters. 1972-1973

Two books: "Diesel Locomotive Rosters, The Railroad Magazine Series." Compiled by Sy Reich (technical editor of Railroad Magazine). Lists of Diesel engines owned by "almost all the large roads and hundreds of short lines." (1973?); and "Car Names, Numbers and Consists." A roster of streamlined and lightweight passenger and "certain groups" of heavyweight cars rebuilt for streamlined trains. Brief sections on Train of Tomorrow, Aerotrain, Talgo, and Train X. Some floor plans. (New York, Wayner Publications, 1972).
Folder 301

Railroad rosters; Spotter's guides. 1967-1987

Four books:
  • 1) "Diesel Spotter's Guide." by Jerry A. Pinkepank. Intended to be a comprehensive list of (U.S.) Diesel locomotives up to 1966. Listed by manufacturer. B/W photos, tables of specifications, descriptive paragraphs. (Kalmbach Pub. Co., Milwaukee, WI., 1967)
  • 2) "From Zephyr to Amtrak, A Guide to Lightweight cars and Streamliners" by David Randall and Alan R. Lynd. (Prototype Publications, Park Forest, Ill., 1972)
  • 3) "Railway Passenger Car Annual, Vol. 1, 1973-1974. Intercity Mainline and Commuter Rosters." by W. David Randall and Zenon R. Hansen. (RPC Publications, 1974)
  • 4) "Streamline, Le Design American Des Annees 30-40." by Olivier Boissiere. Photos, b/w and color, of streamline, art deco objects and designers (Rivages/Styles, Paris, 1987)
Folder 302

Reports on transportation: Harvard University and Northwestern University School of Commerce. 1945-1952

Three reports: 1) "A Survey in Seating, Instituted by Heywood-Wakefield Company and Conducted by Dr. Earnest A. Hooton and Staff of Harvard University Department of Anthropology, Statistical Laboratory." Detailed report of research, by famous physical anthropologist, on adults selected in Boston and Chicago. Statistical tables, photos, drawings. Recommendations for manufacture of seats for coach trains (Walsh Press, Boston, 1945); 2) "Diesel Motor Trains." An economic evaluation by Stanley Berge and Donald Loftus of the Northwestern University School of Commerce. Study of self-propelled trains that operated without locomotives (1949); 3) "Self-Propelled Diesel Cars and Multiple-Unit Trains." (Northwestern Univ., Evanston, IL.,1952).
Folder 303

Railroad books: Train Shed Cyclopedia. 1973-1974

Includes (selected items): three volumes. Reproductions of photographs and drawings from early-20th-century magazines and manufacturer's catalogs.
Folder 304

Railroad books: various. 1973-1988

Three books: 1) "Midwest Florida Sunliners" by R. Lyle Key Jr. Historical overview and brief descriptions of passenger trains that ran between Midwestern cities (Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Grand Rapids, Detroit) and Florida. (160 p., 1979); 2) "Diesel Rail Traction, an illustrated history of diesel locomotives, rail-cars, and trains." by W.J.K. Davies (Almark Publications, U.K. (104 p., 1973); 3) "Great Rail Trips of the World" by Charles & Babette Jacobs. Reviews many named train routes in several regions (146 p., 1988).
Folder 305

Railroad books: various. 1972; 1975

Two books: 1) "Streamlined Steam, Quadrant Press Review 1." Photographs of shrouded (streamlined) steam locomotives, brief descriptions and dates of their conversions (exterior shrouding). ["Commodore Vanderbilt" named as America's first steam streamliner, December 1934.] (1972); 2) "The Streamlined Decade" by Donald J. Bush (George Braziller, New York, 1975).
Folder 306

Railroad books: De Spoorwegen series. 1965-1968

Series of five books, published in Holland. Titles are:
  • 1) "De spoorwegen van West-en Noord-Europa." (Europe) 112 p., 1965
  • 2) "De spoorwegen van Midden-en Zuid-Europa." (Europe) 112 p., 1965
  • 3) "De spoorwegen van de United States en Canada." 104 p., 1966
  • 4) "De spoorwegen van Afrika." (Africa) 88 p., 1967
  • 5) "De spoorwegen van Azie en Australie." (Asia to Australia). 128 p., 1968
Folder 307

Passenger Train Journal. 1970-1972

Six issues of quarterly Passenger Train Journal, published in Washington D.C.
Folder 308

Passenger Train Journal. 1973-1984

11 issues of quarterly Passenger Train Journal, published in Washington D.C.
Folder 309

Passenger Train Annual. 1975; 1979(?)

Two issues of Passenger Train Annual, by publishers of Passenger Train Journal.
Folder 310

Railway Age Magazine. 1939-1946

Some partial issues; articles related to streamline trains. Topics include streamlined trains; new lightweight equipment; speeds of streamlined name trains; new construction materials and structures; routes of streamliners.
Box 18

Magazines; Clippings; Catalogs; Ephemera; Excursion Trains

Folder 311

Railway Age Magazine. 1947-1953

Some partial issues; articles related to streamline trains.
Folder 312

Trains Magazine. Late 1940s-1978

Some partial issues; articles related to streamline trains.
Folder 313

Clippings, journals, special publications. 1946-1991

Folder 314

Models, toys and collectibles.

Includes (selected items): two catalogs: "The Ward Kimball Train & Toy Collection Auction Catalog" parts 1 and 2, (Noel Barrett Antiques and Auctions Ltd., May 27-28, 2005).
Folder 315

Cigarette cards (Great Britain).

Includes (selected items): cigarette cards in "An Album of Railway Engines" issued by W.D. and H.O. Wills; also a group of cards issued by Gallaher Limited (Virginia House, London and Belfast).
Folder 316

Railroad fairs, organizations, museums (United States). 1939-1999

Includes (selected items): "New York World's Fair - 1939, Railroads on Parade"; "Chicago Railroad Fair, 1848, Stirring Celebration of 100 Years of Railroad Progress, 1948"; "Chicago Railroad Fair, 1849. 2nd Great Year"; "Railfair '91, Sacramento, California" (1991).
Folder 317

Auto Train. 1972-1980

Auto-Train was a short-lived, independent corporation promoting trains to carry automobiles and people. Later it was affiliated with Amtrak.
Folder 318

Minnesota Centennial Train. 1958

Includes (selected items): pamphlet: "Minnesota Centennial Train, 1858 - 1958. A Century of Statehood, Frontier of the Future." The train promotes the state's one-hundredth birthday. Minnesota's history, resources, agriculture and food products, industry, social progress, future (1958).
Folder 319

Freedom Trains. 1947-1975

Includes train(s): Freedom Trains (1947 and 1975); More Power to America Special; Preamble Express.
Includes (selected items): photographs; pamphlet: "The American Heritage Program for Your Community. Advance Copy." Explains programs of American Heritage Foundation, plans for the Freedom Train of 1947" (1947); "The American Freedom Train, Official Commemorative Program, 1975/1976." Includes descriptions of locomotives used-- Southern Pacific no. 4449 and Reading's T-1 series no. 2101 (1975).
Folder 320

Napa Valley Wine Train. 1989-2000

Includes (selected items): brochures promoting a train of dining and lounge cars that travels slowly between Napa and St. Helena, California, past vineyards and wineries.
Folder 321

Excursion Trains (United States). 1990s-2008

Also called Special Trains, "Rail Tours," "Private Touring Trains." Brochures and pamphlets about trips across United States.
Folder 322

Excursion Trains (United States). 1990s-2008

Folder 323

Excursion Trains (Canada). 1997-2008

Folder 324

Excursion Trains (Foreign). 1980s-2008

Box 19

Early "streamline" inventions; Monorails; U.S. Design patents; Interurban rail projects

Folder 325

Early "streamline" inventions - Various. 1880s-1952

Includes materials on: Frederick U. Adams, and his "Windsplitter." Built by B&O in Baltimore, and patented in early 1893. Smooth and continuous exterior surfaces. Includes photographs and copies of patent documents for "Railway Car And Train" with drawings and text (1893). Also materials on "Air and Atmosphere Cars"; Thomas McBride's "Observatory Cars" (1891); E.Y. Robbins Cylindrical Iron and Steel Safety Car pamphlet (copy) and photograph (1888); David G. Weems -"Needle Point" locomotive drawings and photographs; patent applications by W.B. Jupp (1927, Car Body), Charles H. Davis (1897, Electric-Railway Car), George J. Capewell (1900, Railway-Car Body); pamphlet and clippings on Sir Henry Bessemer.

Related Material

See also reproductions of Bessemer's drawings in "Posters and Prints," 646607_153 and 646607_154.
Folder 326

Early "streamline" inventions - Samuel R. Calthrop - "Air Resisting Train". 1888-1942

Materials on Samuel R. Calthrop and his aerodynamic-designed train. Calthrop, a Unitarian minister in Syracuse, N.Y., invented a train with a tapered profile, the "Air Resisting Train." Both front and rear of train are drawn to points, paneled all around, with bellows covering spaces between cars, flush doors, and other features of "streamlined trains" in use many years later. Includes photographs.
Folder 327

Early "streamline" inventions - William Riley McKeen Jr. - McKeen Motor Car. 1907-2005

Assorted articles, letters, diagrams, drawings, photographs, rosters about the McKeen Motor Cars and the company that built them. McKeen was superintendent of motive power for Union Pacific and in 1905, designed a gasoline-powered motor car for short branch lines. In 1908 the McKeen Motor Car Co. was formed, creating "streamlined" cars for various railroads. Includes copy of patent application for McKeen's design (1907). [This is probably the M-10 model]; blueprint of cross section and side view of McKeen Car no. 7 (June 4, 1912); color snapshots of McKeen's former house in Santa Barbara, Ca. (2005); spiral bound booklet - "Virginia & Truckee Railway, McKeen Motor Car No. 2, Restoration Feasibility Investigation." Prepared for the Nevada State Railroad Museum by Stephen E. Drew. Published by Friends of the Nevada State Railroad Museum (1997). Illustrations, drawings, plans.
Folder 328

Early "streamline" inventions - William Riley McKeen Jr. - McKeen Motor Car. bulk 1949-1950

Collection of correspondence between William M. Schopp (writer for Model Railroad Supplies, Trenton, N.J. approximately 1949 to 1952) and others regarding research on W.R. McKeen. Other correspondents include: C.T. Stoner, Paul Bischeld, Edward A. Downs, Paul Rigdon (Union Pacific Railroad), C.E. Beverage, H.B Parker, Al Phelps, Frank C. Harmer, G.P. Trachta (Rock Island Railroad). Mostly about technical details of McKeen cars; includes Schopp's typescript draft on McKeen.
Folder 329

Early "streamline" inventions - Joe V. Meigs - Meigs Elevated Railway. 1880s-1966

Joseph "Joe" V. Meigs of Lowell, Massachusetts submitted an application in 1884 to patent a steam-powered, "post-supported" elevated monorail train intended for rapid transit use in Boston. Materials include: U.S. Patent Office report. Joe V. Meigs. "Railway" drawings and specifications (18 p., 1885); "General (George) Stark's Report, Meigs Elevated Railway, Eighteenth Annual Report of the Massachusetts Railroad Commissioners." (1887); "A Condensed Review of Rapid Transit and the Meigs Elevated Railway, Prepared For The Legislature of 1888" by the Meigs Co. (1888); "Rapid Transit Made Plain; Interrogations propounded by a Member of the Legislature to Capt. Joe V. Meigs, And By Him Answered." Testimony with drawings (1894); prospectus titled "Complements of Meigs Elevated Railway Construction Co...." Inside, "An Account of Progress." (1886); "Memorandum of the visit to Boston of the Committee on Railroads... of the City of Philadelphia.... to inspect... the Meigs [Railway]." (1887); printed report by H. Haupt, Consulting Engineer. On back: Printed request by Meigs for information on legality of his design and Judge Thomas Russell's reply (1883); copy photographs of the Meigs railway and demonstration site in East Cambridge, Mass.; clippings, ordinances from 1880s newspapers (from a scrapbook once owned by Meigs).

Related Material

See also large copy photograph and drawings in "Posters and Prints," 646607_155 and 646607_156.
Folder 330

Monorails. 1956-1986

Includes (selected items): photographs; Disneyland and Walt Disney World; Seattle World's Fair (1962); Houston monorail (1956); Busch Gardens in Tampa, Florida; others.
Folder 331

U.S. Design patents. 1934-1970

Copies of various aerodynamic car patent filings: Norman Bel Geddes, Railway Car (1934); George W. Walker, Locomotive. Futuristic, bullet shaped (1945); John Markestein. Locomotive Body (1945); Donald W. Doman, Alfred B. Girardy, Ralph E. Meyers. Observation Car Body for Pullman-Standard (1951); many others.
Folder 332

Interurban rail projects; High speed train proposals and experiments, miscellaneous. 1933-1981

Includes (selected items): photographs; brochures and clippings pertaining to early rapid transit systems, high speed trains and train manufacturers. Includes 1933 report: "High Speed Railway Service: Its Problems and Perplexities." (by Southern and Southwestern Railway Club, Atlanta, Georgia).
Folder 333

BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit, San Francisco Bay Area). 1961-1984

Includes (selected items): brochures on the BART commuter railway system, which began public operation in 1972 using Rohr and Westinghouse equipment. Includes: brochure- "The Bay Area Rapid Transit Design Car" (pre-1968); "B.A.R.T., the Initial Stages: Plans, Start Construction Tests..." Western Railroader (Three issues, 1956, 1964, 1965); "All About BART" (1981 and 1984); snapshot photographs of BART equipment before system began operating; "Rapid Transit, an information digest from the Bay Area Rapid Transit District" (1971); others.
 

III. Railroads, Foreign

Physical Description: 4 boxes.

Scope and Content Note

Mainly passenger brochures, manufacturers' booklets and photographs.

Arrangement

Files have been kept in the collector's original arrangement. They are arranged alphabetically by country or region. Photographs are filed in the same folders with printed material.
Box 20

Africa - Cuba

Folder 334

Africa, Near East. 1963-1999

Includes train(s): The Blue Train; The Drakensberg Express. Includes photographs and route guides for the Blue Train (Pretoria and Johannesburg to Cape Town, 1974); several other South African Railways brochures; Namibia, Egypt and others. Note: No people of color are shown in most of the photos of these materials until a 1989 brochure on the Blue Train.
Folder 335

Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania. 1937-1988

Includes train(s): The Ghan; Trans Australian; The Queensland; The Sunlander; The Westlander; The Capricornian; The Overland; Canberra Link; The Vinelander; The Indian Pacific; others. Includes (selected items): photographs; Southern Cross Express (Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne); The XPT Experience, Sydney to Dubbo; The Victorian Railways (1937?); New Zealand Railways; Australian National Locomotives (Tasmania); The Darling Harbour Monorail, TNT Harbourlink (Sydney); others.
Folder 336

Australia, New Zealand, Tasmania. 1951-2000

Includes (selected items): photographs; book: "South Australian Railways, Locomotives, Steam and Diesel, Electric and Rolling Stock" (1964); brochures: Trans-Australian Railway; Commonwealth Railways; Tasmanian Railway Passenger Services, The Tasman Limited; New South Wales Government Railways; blueprints of locomotives.
Folder 337

Canada: Canadian National; VIA Rail. 1954-1982

Includes train(s): Ocean Limited; Bonaventure; Lakeshore; Cavalier; Premier; Super Continental; International Limited; The Montrealer.
Folder 338

Canada: Canadian National; VIA Rail. 1957-1992

Includes photographs.
Folder 339

Canada: Canadian National; VIA Rail. 1952-1980

Includes train(s): Super Continental; Champlain; Rapido; Turbotrain.
Folder 340

Canada: Canadian National. 1967

Includes booklet only (disbound): "CN Passenger Car Equipment, Passenger Sales and Services, Passenger Equipment Development." Inside: "This book has been produced as a guide to passenger sales and services." Summary of Canadian National Passenger Equipment (5 p.), diagrams and information on cars (152 p.), alphabetical listing of named cars (12 p.). Includes 36 pages of b/w photos. (Headquarters: Montreal, 1967).
Folder 341

Canada: Canadian Pacific. 1938-1955

Includes train(s): The Canadian; others. Includes (selected items): photographs; manufacturers brochures: Budd RDC, Budd Dome Car, Budd delivers 173 various cars, Electromet (metals) (1950s).
Folder 342

Canada: Canadian Pacific. 1936-1969

Includes train(s): The Canadian; The Royal York; The Dominion. Includes brochures: "Announcing The Royal York, new lightweight, semi-streamlined, steam train with air-conditioned coaches between Toronto and Detroit." Jubilee locomotive described (1936); "The Canadian Streamliner and other Canadian Pacific Equipment." (1960s); "Trains...and the travelling public. CP Rail." Describes CP's efforts to discontinue "uneconomic passenger services" (1960s).
Folder 343

Canada: Shorter Canadian railroads; Excursion and touring trains. approximately 1950s-1960s

Includes materials on: Ontario Northland; Quebec Central; Quebec North Shore and Labrador; Dominion Atlantic; Pacific Great Eastern; British Columbia Railway; others. Book: "The Budd RDC in Canada" by Raymond Corley (1967).
Folder 344

Cuba. 1948

Consists of: Ferrocarriles Consolidados de Cuba guidebook (1948), in Spanish.
Box 21

Europe

Folder 345

Europe: France. 1948-1994

Includes train(s): Le Mistral; TGV. Includes (selected items): pamphlets: "French National Railroads." Aimed at American audience. Brief history, wartime destruction, reconstruction (1948); "The Channel Conquest, La Conquete De La Manche." History and building of the tunnel ("Chunnel") under the English Channel. (1994); materials on Turbotrain T.G.V., others."
Folder 346

Europe: France. 1938-2001

Includes train(s): Le Mistral; TGV; Sud-Express; Train Bleu; others. Includes photographs.
Folder 347

Europe: France. 1938-2001

Includes photographs.
Folder 348

Europe: France. 1955; 1966

Books:
  • 1) "Les Chemins de fer en France." In French (1955)
  • 2) "The railways of France" published by French National Railways (1966)
Folder 349

Europe: Germany. 1938-1984

Includes train(s): Rheingold; Fern Express; others. Includes photographs.
Folder 350

Europe: Germany. 1935-1978

Folder 351

Europe: Germany. 1963-1971

Books:
  • 1) "Krauss-Maffei Diesel Hydraulic ML - 4000 C'C'." Operating manual republished by Old Line Publishers, Milwaukee, WI (1963)
  • 2) "Trans Europ Express, TEE, Der Werdegang des TEE-Betriebe." By Dr. Fritz Stockl (1971)
  • 3) "Locomotives--Lokomotiven... Made In Germany." Catalog of locomotives made for railroads in various countries (1966)
Folder 352

Europe: Great Britain. London and North Eastern Railway; London Midland and Scottish Railway; Great Western Railway. 1933-1977

Includes train(s): Royal Scot; Coronation Scot; Silver Jubilee; West Riding Limited. Includes (selected items): brochure: "'The Coronation' - Britain's First Streamline Train, King's Cross For Scotland ... London and North Eastern Railway" (1937).
Folder 353

Europe: Great Britain. British Railways. 1958-2001

Folder 354

Europe: Great Britain. British Railways. 1958-2001

Folder 355

Europe: Great Britain. British Railways; Stockton and Darlington Railway; London Transport. 1960-1975

Includes (selected items): "The Story of the Victoria Line" by John R. Day. Construction of new subway line in London in the 1960s. Maps, photos, text; published by London Transport (1969).
Box 22

Europe (continued)

Folder 356

Europe: Great Britain. British Rail; London Underground; Glasgow Underground. 1934-1982

Folder 357

Europe: Great Britain. England, various. 1951-1989

Folder 358

Europe: Great Britain. England, various. 1939-1977

Includes photographs.
Folder 359

Europe: Great Britain. England, various. 1936-1975

Folder 360

Europe: Great Britain. England, various. 1960s-1980s

Clippings only.
Folder 361

Europe: Ireland, CIE (Coras Iompair Eireann). 1965-1983

Includes train(s): Super Train. Includes photographs.
Folder 362

Europe: Ireland, various. 1965-1970

Three books:
  • 1) "Railway History in Pictures, Ireland, Volume 2." by Alan McCutcheon. Newton Abbot, David & Charles, 1970)
  • 2) "Irish Railways Today" by Brendan Pender and Herbert Richards (Dublin 6, Transport Research Associates, 1967)
  • 3) "Standard Gauge Railways in the North of Ireland" by R.G. Morton. (No. 5 Transport Handbook, Belfast Museum & Art Gallery, 1965)
Folder 363

Europe: Italy. 1951-1984

Includes (selected items): photographs; materials on Italian State Railways; "Le Ferrovie Italian Dello Stato Chemins De Fer Italiene De L'Etat Italian State Railways." History, economics, operations, and physical description of the system since 1839 (1952); others.
Folder 364

Europe: Italy. 1930s - 1950s

Includes (selected items): brochures and photographs for Breda trains and equipment, such as "Breda, Elettrotreno ETR 30," with fold-out footprints and elevations for a streamlined electric train (1953); "Breda, Automotrice Breda Con Motore A Nafta," photos, descriptions of diesel rail cars (1934, 1935); others.
Folder 365

Europe: Italy. 1954

Includes (selected items): book (newspaper print): "Orario Ferroviario Italiano" Nationwide timetable for rail, trams, ships. Maps, advertising. (450 p., 1954).
Folder 366

Europe: Scandinavia (Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden). 1954-1989

Includes (selected items): photographs; materials on Finnish State Railways (1961); Norwegian State Railways; Swedish State Railways; Danske Statsbaner (1964); "Hillerod Privatbaner" (Denmark, 1965); others.
Folder 367

Europe: Spain; Portugal. 1952-1988

Includes (selected items): photographs; materials on the Spanish National Railway system (Red Nacional de los Ferrocarriles Espanoles--RENFE); Book: "Railways In Spain, 1848-1958." Addressed to delegates of a meeting in Madrid of the International Railways Congress; others.
Folder 368

Europe: Switzerland. 1948-2002

Includes photographs. Materials include "Jungfrau Railway, Switzerland." History and description of mountain railway route (1940s?); electric railways; Swiss Federal Railways; book: "Railway Electrification In Switzerland, with Special Reference to the Swiss Federal Railways and their Rolling-Stock. Paper Read before the Institution of Locomotive Engineers by H. Loosli, Swiss Federal Railways" (1954).
Box 23

Europe (continued), Japan, Mexico and South America, Middle East and India, Far East

Folder 369

Eastern Europe; Greece; Russia; Turkey. 1951-1994

Includes photographs.
Folder 370

Western Europe; Belgium; the Netherlands; Luxembourg. 1953-1977

Includes photographs.
Folder 371

Europe, various. 1951-1974

Includes (selected items): booklet: "Ganz Railway-Carriage Manufacturers and Mechanical Engineers, Budapest [Hungary]" Maker of rail cars and trains for various countries. Four fold-out profiles and floor plans.(1951?); brochures on rail systems for cross-Europe travel.
Folder 372

"European Railways" magazine. 1956-1968

Includes 43 issues (dates not inclusive).
Folder 373

Japan. 1952-1992

Includes photographs. Includes materials on Japanese National Railways; trial monorail at Tokyo Zoo; others.
Folder 374

Japan. 1952-1992

Folder 375

Japan. 1969

Includes (selected items): book: "The Lure Of Japan's Railways" by Naotaka Hirota (Tokyo, The Japan Times, Ltd., 1969).
Folder 376

Mexico; South America. 1948-2001

Includes photographs and several 1960s brochures for Mexico railways.
Folder 377

Middle East; India. 1943-1986

Includes photographs. Materials on Iraq, Turkey, Lebanon, India. Timetable: "Iraqi State Railways Public Time Table for Principal Stations" (1952); snapshots and photographs of trains in Iraq; blueprints for Iraqi State Railways - Standard Gauge..." (1943); Indian Railways photographs; others.
Folder 378

Middle East. 1951-1954

Includes photographs and materials on Ceylon and Pakistan.
Folder 379

Far East; Vietnam, Cambodia, Thailand, Philippines, Korea, China. 1937-1993

Includes (selected items): book: "Royal State Railways of Siam, Fiftieth Anniversary, 1897-1947" (1947); "South Manchuria Railway Company" guidebook (1938); snapshot photographs of trains in Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Manila.
 

IV. Oversize and miscellaneous items

Physical Description: 3 boxes.

Scope and Content Note

Boxes 24, 28, 29: Oversize materials. Boxes 25 and 26 contain Merrill's file cards of records of his collection. Box 27 contains commercially-produced color slides and film reels of 1950s trains.
Box 24

Oversize materials, various. 1940s-1970s

All items in this box are 15 x 18 inches or smaller and include railroad pamphlets; advertising prints and clippings from 1940s magazines; and Leslie Merrill's scrapbook of streamliner clippings (1934-1938). The box includes photographs. Materials on Western Maryland Railway Company's fast freight line (1952?); "Train Album of Photographs: Railroads of Chicago" (1950); California Zephyr Vista-Dome brochure; General Motors' diesel "Train of Tomorrow"; California Western Railroad "Skunk Train" broadsides; Pullman-Standard Company portfolio of print advertisements, "Tops in Streamliners" (1941); Western Pacific Railroad Company Finance docket 25784, California Zephyr Advertising and Promotions (1968-1969); American Locomotive Company (Alco) line of diesel-electric engines; Two photographs of the Pioneer Zephyr (1949); color promotional illustrations of Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad streamliner trains; Amtrak promotional train display (1970s?); and tearsheets of advertisements from magazines (1940s).
Box 28

Oversize materials, various. 1882-1888, undated

Contains Western Pacific Railroad Company's "Chronology: California Zephyr" (undated) and loose material related to Joe V. Meigs and the Elevated Railway in Massachusetts, which includes ephemera, newspaper clippings, articles, and legislative documents (1882-1889).
Box 29

Oversize materials, various. 1888

Contains one scrapbook, "Articles concerning Meigs Railway at Philadelphia" (1888). Fragile condition.
Box 25

Leslie Merrill's catalog cards (Box 1 of 2).

Leslie Merrill's personal records of items collected, on typed 3 x 5" catalog cards. It is unclear when he started or stopped making the cards or if all the items listed on the cards are present now in this collection. Merrill's personal numbering system on the cards is no longer relevant.
Box 26

Leslie Merrill's catalog cards (Box 2 of 2).

Box 27

Color slides and films. 1950s

Access Information

RESTRICTED. These materials have been placed in cold storage for preservation. Arrangements for viewing must be made in advance.
 

Color 35mm slides - Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad and Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. 1950s

Two sets of 20 color slides of trains published by Blackhawk Films, Davenport, Iowa:
  • "350-217. From Denver to Glenwood Springs" (20 slides)
  • "350-465. The California Zephyr in Feather River Canyon." (20 slides)
 

Color 8mm train films (various railroads). 1950s

Four 8mm train films published by Blackhawk Films, Davenport, Iowa. Titles and numbers are:
  • "Southern Pacific from San Francisco Bay to Roseville. 810-460"
  • "At Hub of Burlington. 810 77 1093. 37 3237"
  • "Some Early Streamliners. 810-406"
  • "The Coast Daylight in the Days of Steam. 810-628"
 

V. Prints and posters

Physical Description: 165 items.

Merrill wrote that he obtained approximately 90% of these posters before 1950 (letter dated Feb. 13, 2007, in collection file). All items were treated by the Conservation Department and have been flattened and sleeved in mylar. There are three very large lithographic posters, over 50 inches wide, for the London and North Eastern Railway, 1930s (646607_43, 646607_44, 646607_45), which are stored separately. At the end of the list are a small group of promotional prints for manufacturers, and two drawings and a photograph regarding early streamline inventions.

Arrangement

Items are arranged into two groups by size: Large (approximately 20 x 24 inches to 40 x 50 inches) and small (approximately 18 x 24 inches and smaller). Within those groups, items are arranged by railroad name (United States railroads first, then foreign). There is a small group of manufacturers' prints at the end.
 

U.S. Railroads - Large

646607_01

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. [Photographic image of the "San Francisco Chief" diesel electric locomotive and train with "war bonnet" styling.]. Approximately 1939

646607_02

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. [Photographic image of five streamliners lined up in rail yard.]

646607_03

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. General Motors Locomotives. 5400 H.P Diesel Freight Locomotive Designed and Built by Electro-Motive Division, General Motors Corporation, La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A. [Illustration of a four-unit locomotive, black with yellow lines, Santa Fe engine No. 100.]

646607_04

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. [Photographic image of diesel locomotive and train.]

646607_05

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. Santa Fe Diesel-Electric Freight Locomotive Hauling Heavy Freight Train Through Cajon Pass, California. [Illustration of four-unit locomotive pulling long train around large sweeping curve.]

646607_06

Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway Company. Santa Fe Streamliners Link the West / Super Chief, Chief, El Capitan, Chicagoan, Kansas Cityan, San Diegan, Golden Gate. [Photographic image of two-unit diesel engine and passenger train approaching semaphore signal; printed in green ink.]

646607_07

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. [Illustration of Atlantic Coast Line's "The Champion" - streamlined locomotive in maroon and gray.]. Approximately 1939

646607_08

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. Photograph of "Royal Blue" train crossing Patapsco River on stone railroad bridge Thomas Viaduct near Relay, Maryland. Shows engine no. 51, the first streamlined diesel locomotive unit built (1937). 1938

646607_09

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. 5400 H.P. Diesel Freight Locomotive Designed and Built by Electro-Motive Division, General Motors Corporation, La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A. [Illustration of diesel-electric engine no. 5 with warplanes in sky and image of U.S. Capitol building rising above train.]. Approximately 1940s

646607_09a

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Company. (duplicate of 646607_09)

646607_10

Central Railroad Company of New Jersey. Ride the Crusader, Clad in Shining Armor / Stainless Steel Streamlined Train Between New York and Philadelphia / Luxurious Comfort with Economy. [Illustration of locomotive and armor-clad knight.]. 1938

646607_11

Chicago and North Western Railway Company. World's Finest Fleet of Trains / Streamliners / City of Denver fastest long distance train / 16 hours between Chicago and Colorado - Daily / City of Los Angeles / City of San Francisco / City of Portland … [Illustration of streamliners]

646607_12

Chicago and North Western Railway Company. The Famous Streamliner "400" / Chicago and North Western Line. [Illustration]

646607_13

Chicago and North Western Railway Company. Ride the "400" Fleet / Chicago and North Western Line. [Illustration of diesel-electric locomotive.]. 1942

646607_14

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (also called The Milwaukee Road). Some Day, Dad, I'll Ride On The Hiawatha. [The Milwaukee Road logo in corner; illustration of boy, father and dog watching train go by.]

646607_15

Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (also called The Milwaukee Road). General Motors Locomotives. 4000 H.P Diesel Passenger Locomotive Designed and Built by Electro-Motive Corporation, Subsidiary of General Motors. [Illustration of "The Milwaukee Road" two-unit diesel-electric locomotive.]. 1941

646607_16

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company. [Photographic image of California Zephyr in Glenwood Canyon, along Colorado River, Colorado. A four-unit diesel locomotive pulls train by the Vista-Dome Monument.]. Approximately 1949 - 1969

646607_17

Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad Company. [Photographic image of California Zephyr with five Vista-Dome cars pulled by a five-unit diesel locomotive near Winter Park, Colorado.]. Approximately 1949 - 1969

646607_18

Great Northern Railway Company. The Empire Builder along Puget Sound / The Streamlined Empire Builder Between Chicago, Seattle, Portland via St. Paul, Minneapolis and Spokane. [Photographic image of two-unit diesel-electric locomotive no. 503 and train close to lake.]. Approximately 1949

Note: this version of the Empire Builder began running in 1949.
646607_19

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. The Eagle / St. Louis, Kansas City, Lincoln, St. Joseph, Omaha. [Illustration of locomotive and cars, side view]

646607_20

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. The Colorado Eagle / St. Louis - Colorado. [Illustration of locomotive and cars, side view]

646607_21

Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. Route of the Eagles. [Illustration of locomotive travelling under signal.]

646607_22

New York Central Railroad Company. Commodore Vanderbilt / World's First Streamlined High-powered Steam Locomotive / Used On Twentieth Century Limited. [Photograph of locomotive, side view, mounted on board.]

646607_23

New York Central Railroad Company. The New Empire State Express / New York Central System. [Illustration. Leslie Ragan, artist.]. 1941

646607_23a

New York Central Railroad Company. (duplicate of 646607_23). 1941

646607_24

New York Central Railroad Company. Highlands of the Hudson / New York Central System. [Illustration. Leslie Ragan, artist.]

646607_25

New York Central Railroad Company. The New Twentieth Century Limited / New York - 16 hours - Chicago / New York Central System. [Illustration. Leslie Ragan, artist.]

646607_26

Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Pennsylvania Railroad Presents a Fleet of Modernism … Broadway Limited ... [Illustration of Pullman cars with drawings of interiors and promotional text.]. 1938

646607_27

Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The Steel King [Illustration of streamlined locomotive]. 1946

646607_28

Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Working Partners [Illustration of two locomotives passing a town]. 1946

646607_29

Pennsylvania Railroad Company. One Hundred Years / 1846-1946 / Pennsylvania Railroad [Illustration of older and newer locomotives.]. 1946

646607_30

Pennsylvania Railroad Company. The most comfortable way! The most relaxed people travel Broadway Limited … [Illustration]

646607_31

Pennsylvania Railroad Company. Preview! A Postwar Passenger Engine … the "T-1" [Photographic image of train]. Approximately 1946

646607_32

Seaboard Railway Company. The First Electric Powered New York - Florida Train / 1938 [Illustration of "Orange Blossom Special" and citrus trees.]. 1938

646607_33

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. [Blueprint drawings and specifications for lettering and numbering of gasoline motor cars and trailers (Sacramento, Ca., Dec. 17, 1908; rev. 1913)]. 1908; rev. 1913

Profiles and end views appear to be different models of McKeen motor cars, shown with lettering for Southern Pacific. / Standard Roman fonts of different sizes.
646607_34

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Southern Pacific's Streamlined Daylights ... [Illustration]

646607_35

Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Southern Pacific's Streamlined Daylight / Los Angeles to San Francisco [Illustration]

646607_36

Wabash Railway Company. Wabash Streamliner "City of St. Louis" passing through Forest Park, St. Louis, Mo…. [Illustration]

646607_37

Union Pacific Railroad Company. Union Pacific Streamliner "City of Denver" [Illustration]

 

Foreign - Large

646607_38

Great Britain: British Rail. Catch Tomorrow's Train Today … [Photographic image of "Inter-City" interurban passenger car interior features, with promotional text]. June 1971

646607_39

Great Britain: British Rail. High Speed Train / Speed for the Seventies … [Photographic image of "Inter-City" interurban passenger car exterior, with promotional text]. May 1974

646607_40

Great Britain: London and North Eastern Railway. "The Silver Jubilee" / Britain's First Streamline Train … [Illustration. Reproduction of 1935 poster, printed in 1968.]. 1968

646607_41

Great Britain: London and North Eastern Railway. LNER / Take Me By the Flying Scotsman / Leaves King's Cross at 10 A.M. every Week-Day … [Illustration. Reproduction of 1935 poster, printed in 1968.]. 1968

646607_42

Great Britain: (various). Six Old Time Posters: A Fine Collection of Full Colour Reprints of Original Old British Travel Posters. [Six illustrated posters reproduced on one sheet, with descriptive text]. 1968

Related Material

See also two of the full reproduction posters: 646607_40 and 646607_41.
646607_43

Great Britain: London and North Eastern Railway. The Four Streamliners / L-N-E-R Achievement / All For Your Further Comfort / "East Anglian" / "The Coronation"/ "The Silver Jubilee" / "West Riding Limited" [Illustration. Tom Purvis, artist; Jarrold & Sons, printer). Approximately 1937

646607_44

Great Britain: London and North Eastern Railway. "The Coronation" On the East Coast Entering Scotland / It's Quicker by Rail … [Illustration. Frank H. Mason, artist; Jordison and Co., Ltd., printer]. Approximately 1937

646607_45

Great Britain: London and North Eastern Railway. "The Coronation" Crossing the Royal Border Bridge / Burwick-Upon-Tweed / It's Quicker by Rail … [Illustration. Tom Purvis, artist; Jarrold & Sons, printer]. Approximately 1937

646607_46

Ireland: C.I.É. [Córas Iompair Éireann]. New Inter-City Express Trains between Galway and Dublin … [Illustration of interurban train]

646607_46a

Ireland: C.I.É. [Córas Iompair Éireann]. (duplicate of 646607_46)

646607_47

Ireland: C.I.É. [Córas Iompair Éireann]. Ireland Welcomes You / CIE / Ireland's Transport Company [Illustration of interurban train]

646607_48

Ireland: C.I.É. [Córas Iompair Éireann]. New Supertrain / Travel the Tomorroway Today / CIE [Photographic image of interurban train on bridge over Avonmore River]

646607_49

Ireland: C.I.É. [Córas Iompair Éireann]. By Train Clear Road Ahead / CIE / Published by Swiss Federal Railways on behalf of the European Railways [Illustration of interurban train]. 1968

646607_50

Turkey: TCDD [Turkish State Railways]. Motorlu Trenlerle ... ["by motor train"] [Turkish language promotional poster showing illustration of interurban train and lists of timetables. The flag of Turkey is on front of train.]. 1953

646607_51

Turkey: TCDD [Turkish State Railways]. Motorlu Tren / Seyyahatini Tercih Ediniz... [Turkish language promotional poster showing illustration of people sitting in a dining car and exterior of an interurban train. The flag of Turkey is on front of train.]. 1953

 

U.S. Railroads - Small

Majority 46 x 61 cm. (18 x 24 inches and smaller.
646607_52

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. The Champion / Atlantic Coast Line Railroad [Illustration of streamliner locomotive next to interurban train]. Approximately 1939

646607_53

Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Company. The Largest Fleet of Winter Trains Provides Complete Service / Florida and the South … [Majority is promotional text, with some illustrations]. 1939

646607_54

Chicago and Eastern Illinois Railroad Company. General Motors Locomotives / 2000 H.P. Diesel Passenger Locomotive / Designed and Built by Electro-Motive Division / General Motors, La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A. [Illustration]. Approximately 1950s

646607_55

Chicago and North Western Railway Company. The Famous Streamliner "400" / Chicago and North Western Line. [Illustration]

646607_56

Chicago and North Western Railway Company. Chicago and North Western Line / Routes of the New "400" Fleet. [Illustration of diesel engine and train superimposed on map of routes from Chicago to Minneapolis]

646607_57

Chicago and North Western Railway Company. Chicago and North Western Line [Illustration of three different locomotives inside Chicago station, with passengers walking around.]. Approximately late 1930s

646607_58

Chicago and North Western Railway Company. America's Finest Train / The New "400"/ Chicago - St. Paul - Minneapolis Via Milwaukee, No Extra Fare / Leaves Chicago Daily at 3 P.M. [Illustration of diesel locomotive pulling eight cars]. 1939

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Chicago and North Western Railway Company. The Steamliners [sic] "North Western's" New Giant Locomotives in Service on Los Angeles Challenger, San Francisco Challenger, Overland Limited, Los Angeles Limited, Portland Rose, The Fortyniner. [Illustration of nine streamlined steam locomotives (4-6-0) lined up.]. 1938

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Chicago and North Western Railway Company. Now in Service! America's Newest Streamliner the Dakota "400" / Daily Departures [Illustration]

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Chicago and North Western Railway Company. General Motors Locomotives / 5400 H.P. Diesel Freight Locomotive / Designed and Built by Electro-motive Division General Motors Corporation, La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A. [Illustration of four-unit diesel locomotive no. 5401]

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Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. The Pioneer Zephyr - Daddy of 'em All / First Diesel Streamline Train in America 1934 - Tenth Anniversary - 1944. [Illustration]. 1944

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Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. [Illustration of Pioneer Zephyr and military workers unloading freight]

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Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. [Illustration of Pioneer Zephyr and woman touching up her makeup in reflection off train. (Metal strip at top of poster suggests this was a calendar picture.)]

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Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. "Renascence" [Illustration of Burlington Zephyr no. 9900 leaving Lincoln, Nebraska with Nebraska State Capitol building in background]. 1934

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Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. ["Burlington" across bottom of print. Illustration of Zephyr "Silver King" locomotive and train.]. 1939

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Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. ["Burlington" across bottom of print. Illustration of Zephyr "Silver King" locomotive and train departing a city at night]

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Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. ["Burlington" across bottom of print. Illustration of Zephyr locomotive with headlight shining in snowstorm; caboose of freight train on right track.]

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Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. ["Burlington" across bottom of print. Illustration of three Burlington locomotives (steam; diesel-electric Zephyr; stainless-steel clad steam Aolus) emerging from Western mountain landscape.]. Approximately late 1930s

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Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad Company. Burlington Zephyrs / America's Distinctive Trains / Stainless Steel, Diesel Powered [Illustration of locomotive with "Burlington Route" logo on front.]. Approximately late 1930s

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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. 87 Years of Service / Rock island Lines… [Illustration of "The Rocket" diesel locomotive running on adjacent track to a steam locomotive.]. 1940

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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. Here Comes The Rocket! / Timken Roller Bearing Company, Canton, Ohio [Illustration of two young women in a convertible stopped at crossing wave at Rock Island train, a 4-car stainless steel streamliner]. 1939

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Chicago, Rock Island and Pacific Railroad Company. The Rock Island Rocket [Illustration of diesel locomotive pulling four stainless steel passenger cars]

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Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad Company. Now in Service on All Mainline Trains! Lackawanna's Great New Fleet of Deluxe Streamlined Coaches … Lackawanna Railroad, The Route of Phoebe Snow [Illustration of passengers in coach interiors.]. Approximately 1949

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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Company. California Zephyr, Glenwood Canyon of the Colorado River [Photographic image of train in canyon]

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Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad Company. The Royal Gorge of the Arkansas River, Colorado -- Main Line Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad [Photographic image of diesel locomotive pulling seven passenger cars through a narrow canyon.]

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Florida East Coast Railway Company. The Modern Double Track Railroad / Florida East Coast Railway / New Streamliners, Diesel Power, Faster Trains. [Stand-up display card. Illustration of diesel locomotive and map of Florida route]. approximately 1939

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Florida East Coast Railway Company. Photograph from air of two streamlined trains on parallel tracks at a road crossing, with small bi-wing airplane overhead and automobiles waiting at crossing.] Richard T. Dooner, photographer. Approximately 1939

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Grand Trunk Western Railroad Company. We don't care ... as long as you catch either of our two daily trains to Detroit … Grand What's-its-name Railway / Grand Trunk Western [Illustration of fronts of two Grand Trunk diesel locomotives]

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Illinois Central Railroad Company. [Illustration of the Panama Limited diesel streamliner]. Approximately 1940

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Illinois Central Railroad Company. [Illustration of City of Miami diesel streamliner]. Approximately 1940

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Illinois Central Railroad Company. [Illustration of City of Miami diesel streamliner]. Approximately 1940

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Kansas City Southern Railway Company. Southern Belle / 'Sweetheart of American Trains' [Illustration of diesel locomotive with 'KCS and L&A Lines' logo on front.]. Approximately 1940

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Lehigh Valley Railroad Company. General Motors Locomotives / 5400 H.P. Diesel Freight Locomotive / Designed and Built By Electro-Motive Division / General Motors Corporation, La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A. [Illustration of four-unit diesel-electric locomotive no. 500]. 1946

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Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. Photograph of the "Missouri River Eagle" with locomotive no. 7001.

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Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. [Illustration showing "Colorado Eagle" train and locomotive no. 7003, with passengers nearby]. 1940s

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Missouri Pacific Railroad Company. 5400 H.P. Diesel Freight Locomotive / Designed and Built by Electro-Motive Division / General Motors Corporation / For Missouri Pacific Lines [Illustration of four-unit locomotive no. 503]

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New York Central Railroad Company. Set of nine promotional photographs of New York Central's new streamliner "The Mercury." (eight interiors and one exterior). Approximately 1939

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New York Central Railroad Company. Photograph of "Empire State Express" streamliner locomotive and passenger train in transit.

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New York Central Railroad Company. The "New England States" in the Berkshires [Illustration of stainless-steel train with Pullman passenger cars]. Approximately 1949

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New York Central Railroad Company. The New Empire State Express Passing West Point in the Highlands of the Hudson …

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New York Central Railroad Company. For the Public Service … [Illustration of four locomotives]

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New York Central Railroad Company. The 20th Century Limited on the Historic Water Level Route [Illustration]

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New York Central Railroad Company. Trains that Pass in the Night … [Illustration of streamliner and the 20th Century Limited]

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New York Central Railroad Company. The Mohawk Valley - Where the Mountains Part to Let America Pass [Illustration of streamliner]

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New York Central Railroad Company. 4000 H.P. Diesel Passenger Locomotive / Designed and Built by Electro-Motive Division / General Motors Corporation, La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A. [Illustration]

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New York Central Railroad Company. 5400 H.P. Diesel Freight Locomotive / Designed and Built by Electro-Motive Division / General Motors Corporation, La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A. [Illustration]

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New York Central Railroad Company. Freight, too, gets a smooth ride on New York Central's Water Level Route! [Illustration of streamliner locomotive no. 1001 pulling freight]

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New York, Ontario and Western Railway. [Reproduction of cover of "Oilways" magazine, showing 4-unit diesel-electric freight diesel locomotive hauling train of boxcars across a bridge.]. August 1946

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New York, Ontario and Western Railway. General Motors Locomotives / 5400 H.P. Diesel Freight Locomotive / Designed and Built by Electro-Motive Division / General Motors Corporation, La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A. [Illustration of four-unit EMD diesel no. 801]. Approximately 1947

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Norfolk and Western Railway Company. One of the Norfolk and Western Railway's New Streamlined Passenger Locomotives / Designed and Built by the Railway's Roanoke, Virginia, Shop Employees. [Photographic image of famous Class J, Tuscan red and black 4-8-4 streamlined steam locomotive; engine no. 600]. Approximately 1946

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Norfolk and Western Railway Company. (same image as 646607_106, with slightly different text). Approximately 1946

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Northern Pacific Railroad Company. The Vista-Dome North Coast Limited opens a new panorama of scenic beauty to travelers in the Northern Pacific West [Illustration]. Approximately 1955

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Northern Pacific Railroad Company. 4500 H.P. Diesel Passenger Locomotive / Designed and Built by Electro-Motive Division / General Motors, La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A. [Illustration of black and dark green, three-unit locomotive no. 6500 pulling passenger train]. Approximately 1950

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Northern Pacific Railroad Company. One of a Fleet of 5400 H.P Diesel Locomotives Built for Northern Pacific -- "Main Street of the Northwest" By Electro-Motive Division / General Motors Corporation [Illustration of four-unit locomotive in black and gold colors with red striping pulling freight boxcars.]. 1944

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Northwestern Pacific Railroad Company. See the Redwoods By Train / Ride the "Redwood" … San Rafael - Eureka... [Photographic image of woods and part of train]. Approximately 1957

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Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Set of five posters with illustrations of passengers enjoying spacious and decorated interiors of "The New Sunset Limited" - Pride of Texas Coffee Shop / Bedrooms / Audubon Dining Room / Chair Car. 1950

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Southern Pacific Railroad Company. The New Sunset Limited / Los Angeles - New Orleans 42 Hours / [Illustration of passengers in the French Quarter Lounge]. Approximately 1950

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Southern Pacific Railroad Company. The Streamlined Train With The Southern Accent / Sunset Limited / New Orleans - Los Angeles [Illustration of red and orange ALCO locomotive on a bridge]. Approximately 1950

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Southern Pacific Railroad Company. The New Streamliner "City Of San Francisco"/ San Francisco - Chicago 39 3/4 Hours! ... [Illustration of locomotive SF-1 in yellow and brown colors, round portholes on locomotive units]. Approximately 1938

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Southern Pacific Railroad Company. City of San Francisco / Fastest Thing On Wheels Between Chicago and San Francisco ... [Illustration of red and orange ALCO engine no. 6015 pulling train with San Francisco in background]. Approximately 1950

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Southern Pacific Railroad Company. (duplicate of 646607_119). Approximately 1950

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Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Southern Pacific's Streamlined "Shasta Daylight" / San Francisco - Portland Poster [Illustration of two-unit red and orange Alco PA locomotive no. 6005 pulling train]. Approximately 1950

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Southern Pacific Railroad Company. One of the world's most handsome steam locomotives, the GS-4- popularly called the "Daylight" … [Illustration of locomotive no. 4449 passing signal near Pacific Ocean]

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Southern Pacific Railroad Company. Southern Pacific's new Daylight / Los Angeles - San Francisco [Illustration]

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Southern Railway (U.S.). Ride the New Modern Diesel Powered Train / Completely Air-Conditioned ... [Photographic image of diesel engine pulling passenger car, with engineer in window]. Approximately 1930s

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Southern Railway (U.S.). The Southerner ... [Photographic image of green and white diesel engine no. 2801 pulling stainless-steel passenger cars]. 1941

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Southern Railway (U.S.). The Southerner / New Orleans - New York reserved-seat coach streamliner … [Illustration of Jefferson Memorial and Washington Monument with stainless steel passenger train in foreground]. 1941

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Southern Railway (U.S.). The world's first diesel freight locomotive, Southern Railway System's no. 6100, crossing Cumberland River Bridge near Burnside, Kentucky [Photographic image of train and scenery]

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Southern Railway (U.S.). General Motors Locomotives / 4000 H.P. Diesel Passenger Locomotive / Designed and Built by Electro-Motive Division / General Motors Corporation, La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A. [Illustration]

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Southern Railway (U.S.). General Motors Locomotives / 5400 H.P. Diesel Freight Locomotive / Designed and Built by Electro-Motive Division / General Motors Corporation, La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A. [Illustration of four-unit EMD diesel no. 6100]

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Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway. Columbia River, Avery, Washington [Illustration of two-unit EMD locomotive no. 750 hauling freight train; caboose of passing train on nearer of two tracks.]. Approximately 1950

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Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway. Columbia River Scenic Route [Illustration of green and yellow 4-unit ALCO PA locomotive no. 858 hauling freight.]. Approximately 1950

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Spokane, Portland and Seattle Railway. Label on back of print reads "S.P. & S. Ry. freight train along the Columbia River, between Bingen-White Salmon and Lyle, Wash." [Illustration of green and yellow 4-unit ALCO PA locomotive no. 858]. Approximately 1950

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St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company (also called Frisco Lines). General Motors Locomotives / 6000 H.P. Diesel Locomotive / Designed and Built by Electro-motive Division / General Motors, La Grange, Illinois, U.S.A. [Illustration of four-unit EMD engine no. 5000 in black and deep yellow colors pulling train of boxcars]. Approximately 1950

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St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company (also called Frisco Lines). The Firefly / Kansas City - Tulsa - Oklahoma City / Frisco Lines ... [Illustration of bullet-nosed semi-streamlined steam locomotive no. 1026 (4-6-2)]. Approximately 1940

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St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company (also called Frisco Lines). The Texas Flash / Kansas City, Tulsa, Dallas [Illustration. Frisco Lines logo across front of semi-streamlined steam locomotive no. 1031]. Approximately 1940

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St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company (also called Frisco Lines). [Illustration of night scene of Frisco freight train at Nichols crossing with switchman and headlamp on 3-unit Alco PA locomotive no. 5217]

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St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company (also called Frisco Lines). [Illustration of "The Texas Special" train with 2-unit diesel locomotive no. 101-A pulling passenger cars.]. Approximately 1946

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St. Louis-San Francisco Railway Company (also called Frisco Lines). General Motors Locomotives / One of the 5400 H.P. Diesel Freight Locomotives In Service on St. Louis Southwestern Railway Lines [Illustration of four-unit EMD diesel locomotive no. 900 with "Cotton Belt Route" logo on front.]. Approximately 1944

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Texas and Pacific Railway. Texas and Pacific / Passenger / Freight / 1951 [Illustration of two diesel engines, no. 2000 and no. 1500. Metal strip across top suggests it was calendar art.]. 1951

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Union Pacific Railroad Company. Copy of blueprint for "Eight wheel Gasoline Motor Car No's. 2 -5 -6 -9" ("McKeen motor car" designed by Union Pacific's Superintendent of Motive Power, William Riley McKeen Jr.). March 3, 1906

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Union Pacific Railroad Company. Copy of blueprint for "Four wheel Gasoline Motor Car No. 1" ("McKeen motor car" designed by Union Pacific's Superintendent of Motive Power, William Riley McKeen Jr.). March 3, 1906

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Union Pacific Railroad Company. The Progressive Union Pacific / Road of the Streamliners and the Challengers / Serves all the West [Illustration of Union Pacific name and logo with streamliners City of Los Angeles and City of San Francisco pictured alongside an older steam locomotive.]. Approximately 1938

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Union Pacific Railroad Company. Union Pacific Streamliner "City of Los Angeles" [Illustration of yellow locomotive no. LA-1 and train rounding curve between orange groves]. Approximately 1937

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Union Pacific Railroad Company. Union Pacific Streamliner / "City of Denver" [Illustration of yellow locomotive no. M-10006 and train]. Approximately 1936

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Union Pacific Railroad Company. Union Pacific Streamline Train [Photographic image of locomotive no. M-10001 pulling articulated train of five semi-tubular passenger cars.]. Approximately 1934

 

Foreign - Small

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Germany: Deutsche Bahn. Ferrovie Federali Germaniche (text in Italian language). [Photographic image of German self-propelled passenger train in countryside]

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Germany: Deutsche Reichsbahn. Immer Schneller, Deutsche Reichsbahn ["Always Faster. German State Railroad."] with graphic illustration of train. Artist H. J. Barschel. Approximately 1935

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Great Britain: London and North Eastern Railway. Photograph of L.N.E.R Streamline Train "The Coronation" / London (King's Cross) - Edinburgh / 392 miles in 6 hours [Streamlined steam locomotive no. 4491 (4-6-2); sometimes advertised as Britain's first streamline train]. 1937

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Great Britain: London, Midland and Scottish Railway Company. Photograph of "Coronation Scot" semi-streamlined steam locomotive (4-6-2) pulling several coaches through countryside. Approximately 1938

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Great Britain: British Rail. Advanced Passenger Train no. 370 004 - the Rainhill Trials procession, Rainhill 1980. [Photographic image of high-speed train]. 1980

 

Manufacturers

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General Motors Corporation. The Aerotrain / Designed and Built by Electro-Motive Division of General Motors [Illustration of locomotive no. GM-T1]. Approximately 1955

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General Motors Corporation. General Motors Locomotives ... Color reproduction of actual photograph taken June, 1941, at passenger terminal, Washington D.C. [Illustration of five streamliner locomotives lined up together]. 1941

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General Motors Corporation. General Motors / Train of Tomorrow Coming / On Exhibition / Exposition Boulevard at Hoover, Los Angeles… [Illustration of train with Vista-Dome passenger coaches]. 1947

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Pullman-Standard Car Manufacturing Company. Here's one of Rock Island's New Streamliners, Choctaw Rocket, built by Pullman-Standard… [Color advertisement proof for "Collier's" magazine; text and illustrations of train exterior and interior with passengers]. 1941

 

Early "streamline" inventions

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Sir Henry Bessemer. [Reproductions of two sheets of drawings: Bessemer's Specification No. 11,352, Sheet A and Sheet B. Elevation drawings of carriage car with aerodynamic front end; engine, gears and mechanics.]. August 26, 1846

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Joe V. Meigs. An Elevation of Train on Curve, 50 ft. Radius Wooden Way. Meigs Elevated Railway Construction Company, 225 Bridge St. East Cambridge, Mass. [Reproduction of technical drawings of cars from various angles. Names of company managers and employees listed at top of sheet.]. February 1886

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Joe V. Meigs. Reception to the Philadelphia City Council by the Meigs Elevated Railroad Construction Co., East Cambridge, Mass. May 27, 1887. [Copy of a photograph showing Meigs' locomotive, tender and passenger car, all barrel-shaped, on monorail track system supported by single posts. Below are approximately 80 men in a group portrait.]. May 27, 1887