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Streamliners

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Streamlined 4-6-2 "President"-class steam locomotive on B&O's New York–Washington, D.C. Royal Blue in 1937. Description from trainweb.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

Streamlined 4-6-2 "President"-class steam locomotive on B&O's New York–Washington, D.C. Royal Blue in 1937. Description from trainweb.org. I searched for this on bing.com/images

This is the only surviving streamlined Hudson and a beautiful example of a yellow steam locomotive. It is C&O number 490 and on display at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD.

Love of Trains and Steam Locomotives

This is the only surviving streamlined Hudson and a beautiful example of a yellow steam locomotive. It is C&O number 490 and on display at the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum in Baltimore, MD.

Preserved Chesapeake & Ohio No. 490 “Class L 4-6-4″ steam locomotive showing the streamlining that was applied to passenger train locomotives in the 1920s and 1930s. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, Maryland.

Preserved Chesapeake & Ohio No. 490 “Class L 4-6-4″ steam locomotive showing the streamlining that was applied to passenger train locomotives in the 1920s and 1930s. Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Museum, Maryland.

150 Years of Great American Trains - Union Pacific 119 -  On May 10, 1869, Central Pacific Railroad chief Leland Stanford used a golden hammer to pound a single golden spike into the ground, joining the tracks of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads in Promontory Summit, Utah. Beside Stanford were two trains -- the Central Pacific's Jupiter, and the Union Pacific's 119.

From Simple Steam to Burly Turbines: 150 Years of Great American Trains

150 Years of Great American Trains - Union Pacific 119 - On May 10, 1869, Central Pacific Railroad chief Leland Stanford used a golden hammer to pound a single golden spike into the ground, joining the tracks of the Central Pacific and Union Pacific railroads in Promontory Summit, Utah. Beside Stanford were two trains -- the Central Pacific's Jupiter, and the Union Pacific's 119.

RailPictures.Net Photo: JTCX 5809 Juniata Terminal (JTCX) EMD E8(A) at High Point, North Carolina by Jordan Hood

RailPictures.Net Photo: JTCX 5809 Juniata Terminal (JTCX) EMD E8(A) at High Point, North Carolina by Jordan Hood

the comet / bpl archives

the comet / bpl archives

Chicago and North Western Line railroad locomotives. A beautiful mix of styles and progress I steam locomotives.

Chicago and North Western Line railroad locomotives. A beautiful mix of styles and progress I steam locomotives.

1948 publicity photo of a Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad "Skytop" lounge car. The Milwaukee's streamlined Hiawatha passenger trains featured a variety of distinctive observation cars. The fourth and final design was the Skytop Lounge, styled by industrial designer Brooks Stevens and produced by the Milwaukee Shops in 1948. The cars' round ends were 90% glass and included 24 revolving chairs, plus a drawing room.

1948 publicity photo of a Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific Railroad "Skytop" lounge car. The Milwaukee's streamlined Hiawatha passenger trains featured a variety of distinctive observation cars. The fourth and final design was the Skytop Lounge, styled by industrial designer Brooks Stevens and produced by the Milwaukee Shops in 1948. The cars' round ends were 90% glass and included 24 revolving chairs, plus a drawing room.

So simple and so beautiful

So simple and so beautiful

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