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Nickel Plate Road 765 is a 2-8-4 Berkshire. Today, it is owned and operated by the Fort Wayne Railway Historical Society.
Milwaukee Road #261 is a 4-8-4 locomotive part of its S-3 Class built by Alco in 1943. Today, it is in owned by the Friends Of The 261.
Norfolk & Western's Jawn Henry was an experimental steam turbine locomotive built in 1954. It proved problematic and troublesome and was scrapped by 1957.
Chesapeake & Ohio #614 is one of the railroad's classic 4-8-4 "Greenbriers." Read about the unit's history.
The Rexall Train was a publicity endeavor carried out by the United Drug Company and several railroads during 1936 touring every state except Nevada.
The Flamingo ran between Cincinnati and Jacksonville, and was one of just a handful of named trains the L&N operated. It was discontinued in the 1960s.
The Crusader was the Reading's flagship streamliner which provided regional service between Philadelphia and Jersey City.
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.
The Phoebe Snow was the Lackawanna's flagship passenger train, debuting in November 1949 between New York and Buffalo as a streamliner. It was finally discontinued when Amtrak began services.
The Panama Limited was the premier streamlined passenger train offered by the IC. It was inaugurated in 1911 and was canceled in 1971.
The Green Diamond was an early streamliner often forgotten and resembled UP's M-10000. Also debuting in 1934 the Diamond trainset was sold by 1950.
The stunning City of Miami was perhaps the most visually exotic streamliner ever conceived.
The Rebel was a GM&O streamliner passenger train that dated to 1935 as an articulated trainset. The train ended service to the south in the late 1950s.
Chesapeake & Ohio's 4-6-4s included a small batch of Hudsons it put into service during the 1940s. One streamlined example, #490, survives today.
While most railroads chose to call their 2-8-4's "Berkshires," the Chesapeake & Ohio referred to theirs as Kanawhas. Today, several survive.
Chesapeake & Ohio fleet of 4-8-4s, listed as Class J-3/a, included twelve examples of 4-8-4s the railroad termed "Greenbriers." Today, #614 survives.
Chesapeake & Ohio's fleet of Class F 4-6-2s were its mainstay for passenger assignments, led by the powerful F-19's.
The Denver Zephyr was the Burlington's primary train between Denver and Chicago which hit the rails in 1936 as a stainless steel streamliner.
The CMStP&P's Vendome Loop allowed the railroad a reasonable grade west of Three Forks to enter the Pioneer Mountains at a reasonable 2% grade.
The Tulip Viaduct located in southwestern Indiana was opened in 1906 and connected the company to Indianapolis. Today, it is still used by the Indiana Rail Road.
The famous Triple Crossing in Richmond, Virginia is the only known of its kind in the United States where three rail lines intersect. Today, all three routes are still in use.
The Tehachapi Loop was an engineering wonder completed in 1876. Today, it is owned by UP with BNSF using the line under trackage rights.
Erie Railroad's Starrucca Viaduct was a massive 1,000-foot stone-arch bridge built in the late 1840s designed by James P. Kirkwood. It is still in use today.
The Milwaukee Road's St. Paul Pass Tunnel crossed the Bitterroot Mountains near Idaho. It was opened in 1908 and was over 1.5 miles in length.
Stampede Pass was the NP's crossing of the Cascade Mountains in western Washington carrying a maximum grade of over 2% and nearly 10,000 feet in length.
The Milwaukee Road's Snoqualmie Pass was its crossing of the Cascade Mountains completed in 1914 and over two miles in length.
Baltimore & Ohio's Sand Patch crossed the Allegheny Mountains in southern Pennsylvania completed in the 1850s. Today, the double-track line still hosts CSX trains to Chicago.
The PRR's Rockville Bridge was a four-track stone structure completed around 1902 spanning the Susquehanna River. Today, it still serves the Norfolk Southern.
The Santa Fe's famous Raton Pass, located mostly in New Mexico, was part of the railroad's original main line between Chicago and Los Angeles.
The Southern Railway's famous Rathole Division was the 2nd district of its Cincinnati, New Orleans & Texas Pacific main line, so named for its numerous tunnels and is still used by Norfolk Southern.