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View Resource Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Steam Locomotive no. 972 and Crew in Hoboken, New Jersey (editor's title)
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad 4-4-0 camelback locomotive no. 972 and crew

Crew members posing with Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad steam locomotive no. 972, 4-4-0 of the "camelback" design, where the cab is mounted astride the boiler to enable a much larger firebox. The higher cab location gave the engineer better visibility, but put him at a much greater risk of death if the main or side rods below him broke at speed. When the fireman was shoveling coal, he was...

View Resource Pullman Porter Making Down Bed (editor's title)
Porter making down bed

Interior view showing an African-American Pullman porter making down a bed in a sleeping car of an Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway passenger train. One of the most important duties of the Pullman porter was the preparation of comfortable soft riding beds for passengers. Pullman bed-making was an art and porters pride themselves on making beds that are as comfortable to sleep in as they are...

View Resource Stewardess-Nurse on the North Coast Limited (editor's title)
Stewardess-nurse of the Northern Pacific

Stewardess-nurse posing with the round-end observation car of the North Coast Limited. To promote passenger comfort in the post-war era, the Northern Pacific Railway employed a registered nurse as stewardess aboard its premier Chicago-Seattle train. The North Coast Limited ran from 1900 until the creation of Amtrak in 1971.

View Resource Chicago Redcaps and Steam Locomotive (editor's title)
29 redcaps posing with steam locomotive

Publicity photo at Chicago's LaSalle Street Station in 1924, showing 29 "redcaps" linking arms in front of a new Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific steam locomotive for use on the Golden State Limited passenger train to California. The engine is M50-class 4-8-2 #4033, built new in August of that year by the American Locomotive Company. The Golden State Limited ran between Chicago and Los Angeles over...

View Resource Workers Icing The Texas Special (editor's title)
Workers icing the dining car of The Texas Special

Documentary photo showing workers tossing blocks of ice up to the roof of the dining car on the Texas Special passenger train in the Missouri-Kansas-Texas Railroad's Sloan Yard in San Antonio, Texas. All the other cars of this streamliner have "steam jet" air conditioning. The car is named for the hero of San Antonio's historic Alamo, Sam Houston.

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