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The exotic Forty-Niner was a short-lived, steam-powered streamliner inaugurated in the late 1930s by Union Pacific to complement its City Of San Francisco. The train was canceled in 1941.
The Columbine was a Union Pacific train launched in the 1920s serving Denver and Chicago via Omaha. It survived until 1950.
The Butte Special was a secondary Union Pacific train serving Salt Lake City and Butte, Montana. Incredibly, it survived on the railroad's timetable until Amtrak began on May 1, 1971.
The Skyland Special was one of several secondary trains operated by the Southern. It served the Asheville to Jacksonville market, surviving until the late 1950s.
The "Queen & Crescent Limited" was a short-lived, all-Pullman Southern train inaugurated in the 1920s to serve Cincinnati and New Orleans. Unsuccessful, it was discontinued in the 1940s.
The Union Pacific Railroad was created in 1862 through the Pacific Railroad Act to build the Transcontinental Railroad. Today, it survives and is the largest Class I in the country.
The EMD GP20 ushered in the second-generation diesel locomotives. It was first released in 1959 although sales were poor, likely due to the GP9 still being in production.
The FM H15-44 was the company's first, and smallest, road-switcher it offered in 1947. Railroads were not fond of its unique prime mover in road service with fewer than 50 sales.
The bestselling early six-axle road-switcher from the builder, the Alco RSD12 was especially well-liked in heavy drag service.
During the 1950s Union Pacific was hoping to attract travelers back to the rails and used an advertisment entitled "Seven Great Vacation Regions" to do so.
The EMD E9 saw only marginal sales as rail travel was losing interest among the public. It was the final model in the series with several preserved today.
"See Twice As Much Of The West" was the tag line for a 1940 Southern Pacific ad to attract travelers hoping to take part in the San Francisco World's Fair that year.
The Tennessee, Alabama and Georgia Railway was a shortline bridge route that served all of its namesake states. It dated to the 1890s and was purchased by the Southern in 1971.
"America's Roads To Victory" was the tag line for a 1943 advertisement from the Milwaukee Road showing its dedication to the war effort.
The EMD FP7 was essentially a passenger model, released by the builder during the cab era of the 1940s that was relatively successful.
"What Do You Feed An Iron Horse?" A 1944 advertisement from Alco describing its new diesel locomotives.
The Baldwin S-12 was one of the final switchers the company released, and it sold quite well given its heftier 1,200 horsepower.
The Texas Eagle was the MoPac's primary service between St. Louis and the Southwest with an odd routing that saw it dispersed once in Texas. The name carries on under Amtrak.
Any hope of landing Wisconsin railroad jobs rests almost entirely with BNSF, CP, CN, or UP as few other lines serve the state. Here you can find their career pages and research positions.
Potential West Virginia railroad jobs are almost exclusive to either CSX or Norfolk Southern as the other lines located there are far too small to hire many employees.
Here you can learn more about Washington railroad jobs, Class Is UP and BNSF which do business there, and the other smaller lines serving the state. Also, use a job search tool to discover openings.
If you are looking for a career in the industry, potential Virginia railroad jobs can be found with either Class Is NS and CSX or nearly one of a dozen shortlines located there.
Its striking that so many railroads operate in such a small state. You can locate potential Vermont railroad jobs amongst the nine lines serving the state by visiting this page.
Research Utah railroad jobs here and what companies still serve the state. Find out how to reach these line as well as use a search tool.
Rail operations are still big in the Lone Star State and if you are looking for Texas railroad jobs every line's contact information can be located here as well as a job search tool.
Due to Memphis to the west and Appalachians to the east, Tennessee railroad jobs still offer potential in landing a position.
South Dakota railroad jobs will likely not be easy to find because the state has never been overly important to the industry. Still, you can locate contact information here for those which are there.
The potential of finding South Carolina railroad jobs rests with the east's two largest railroads and about a dozen smaller lines.
The EMD F2 followed the phenomenally successful original FT in 1946. While few sold the later F3 saw sales reach nearly 2,000.
The Keystone State remains an important place of business for railroads even today. Here you can learn more about potential Pennsylvania railroad jobs and how to contact those companies.