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The Pioneer Limited About 1900 (editor's title)

Before the addition of brass rail on observation platform
Family group posing for a travel portrait somewhere along the route of the Milwaukee Road's Pioneer Limited. The car had no rear observation platform or "brass rail," forcing the family to pose in the vestibule. The picture was taken at night, using a flash apparatus, suggesting that the passengers engaged a photographer especially to take this picture. The Pioneer Limited ran from 1898 to 1970 between Chicago and St. Paul-Minneapolis. It was a high quality train that served business travelers. The first cars were made by Barney & Smith, and were replaced by wooden Pullman cars in the early 1900s.
Source Lake Forest College
Coverage Spatial, not available; Temporal, c. 1900
Rights Lake Forest College
Date Created c1900
Resource Type
Extent Not available
Depicted Railroad
Image Type Group portrait
Train Type Passenger train
Equipment: Cars Lounge-Observation
Comments Arthur Dubin, More Classic Trains (1974), p. 32.
Collection Arthur Dubin Collecion
Image ID Dubin.I.30.6
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