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Photo ID: 562603

Snow was a rarity in Central Texas in the winter of 1947, but so were steam locomotives on the Sunshine Special which by this time had been dieselized. The abbreviated consist was indicative of ... (more)

Railroad: Missouri Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: 1157
Train ID: No. 22
Photo Date: December, 1947


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Jan 19, 2016

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Photo ID: 544216

After sleeping on the ground atop a bluff overlooking the tracks, I was warned by a distant whistle. I knew that I'd have to run down in order to have a chance at a photograph. I barely made it ... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-6-0
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: 446
Train ID: No. 236
Photo Date: August, 1947


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Aug 28, 2015

Views: 3,087
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Favorited: 23
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Photo ID: 543896

This was perhaps my most memorable photographic experience. The time was early morning. The location was remote, quiet and peaceful with the rustle of leaves, the ripple of water in the stre... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: 896
Train ID: No. 246
Photo Date: January, 1948


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Aug 25, 2015

Views: 2,262
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Favorited: 17
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Photo ID: 543349

Train No. 42 is eastbound for Houston powered by a P-5 Pacific which whistles for the Webberville Road crossing several miles out of Austin.

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 4-6-2
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Locomotive #: 602
Train ID: 42
Photo Date: March, 1948


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Aug 21, 2015

Views: 4,017
Comments: 3

Favorited: 30
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Photo ID: 542941

The day was overcast as we traveled east on Route 66 on our way home from California. You can imagine how excited I was when an AC-9 caught and passed us while I watched through the right rear wi... (more)

Railroad: Southern Pacific Railroad
Locomotive: 2-8-8-4
Location: Tucumcari, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: 3810
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: September, 1950


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Aug 17, 2015

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Photo ID: 449270

The Super Chief while passing by the Dick Wootton Ranch reveals its drumhead featuring a chief with headdress. As it passed I could not help but wonder what celebrities were on board that day a... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Trinidad, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AT&SF 28
Train ID: No.17
Photo Date: July 26, 1948


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Aug 29, 2013

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Photo ID: 448321

Four F units are working hard as the westbound Super Chief moves past the Dick Wootton Ranch in Raton Pass. The diesels will have contended with 6 miles of continuous 3.5% grade by the time they... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Trinidad, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AT&SF 28
Train ID: No.17
Photo Date: July 26, 1948


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Aug 22, 2013

Views: 3,858
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Favorited: 28
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Photo ID: 447139

And now the climax of my morning at Raton Pass, the passage of the all-room, extra-fare Super Chief, " The Train of the Stars", seen here on a curve just north of the Dick Wootton Ranch. The ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Trinidad, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AT&SF 28
Train ID: No.17
Photo Date: July 26, 1948


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Aug 13, 2013

Views: 4,717
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Photo ID: 446543

K-36 No. 480 is seen near Cresco struggling up Cumbres Pass with a usual length train of 15 cars. K-37 No. 491 is assisting. This train can also be seen in my Rail Pictures photo No. 386642. ... (more)

Railroad: Denver & Rio Grande Western Railroad
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Chama, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: D&RGW 480
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July, 1957


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Aug 08, 2013

Views: 3,632
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Photo ID: 446141

Most of the all-coach, extra-fare streamliner, El Capitan, has passed into New Mexico as it enters the Raton Pass tunnel for westbounds. The stone marker to the left of the "Lower ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Raton, New Mexico, USA
Locomotive #: AT&SF 25
Train ID: No.21
Photo Date: July 26, 1948


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Aug 05, 2013

Views: 4,398
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Photo ID: 444789

The all-coach, extra-fare El Capitan is about to enter the newer of the two tunnels at the summit of Raton Pass on its way west. The older wood-lined tunnel was abandoned in 1949 and plugged in... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Trinidad, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: Unknown
Train ID: No.21
Photo Date: July 26, 1948


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Jul 26, 2013

Views: 3,996
Comments: 3

Favorited: 37
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Photo ID: 443871

The all-coach, extra-fare El Capitan will soon enter the Raton Pass tunnel for westbounds after having gained 1,555 feet of altitude during its 15 mile journey from Trinidad.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F3(A)
Location: Trinidad, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AT&SF 25
Train ID: No.21
Photo Date: July 26, 1948


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Jul 18, 2013

Views: 5,439
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Photo ID: 443480

A Santa Fe Mikado with a relatively short freight has emerged from the Raton Pass tunnel for eastbound trains. This particular tunnel was opened in 1878 but was abandoned in 1949 primarily due to... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-2
Location: Trinidad, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AT&SF 4025
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 26, 1948


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Jul 15, 2013

Views: 4,391
Comments: 2

Favorited: 35
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Photo ID: 442965

Three 2-10-2 helpers at Wootton are moving back toward one of the two tunnels at the summit of Raton Pass as they return to Raton. The eastbound freight they helped reach the summit is preparing ... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: Steam 2-10-2
Location: Trinidad, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: AT&SF 926
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: July 26, 1948


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Jul 11, 2013

Views: 5,496
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Photo ID: 442084

Santa Fe's all-sleeper, extra-fare Chief climbs westbound past the little coal-mining town of Morley in Raton Pass. Morley was a typical company town with company houses, a school, a post offic... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: Alco PA
Location: Morley, Colorado, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 58
Train ID: No.19
Photo Date: July 26, 1948


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By: Bruce Wilson

Added: Jul 03, 2013

Views: 6,363
Comments: 5

Favorited: 60
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