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Engine No. 156, U.S. Military R.R

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“Boston & Maine 0-4-0 locomotive by Baldwin, 1871” 

Baldwin Locomotive Works - Philadelphia, PA
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President Theodore Roosevelt greeting a locomotive engineer in Vernon, Texas.

- 1905 

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Scene of the "Stourbridge Lion” an English  locomotive displaying its power during a trial run in Honesdale (Northeastern) Pennsylvania

Notice the Stars and Stripes being waved on the right

- 1829 

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"American railroad men work on firebox and boiler of a big transcontinental U.S. locomotive, WWII”

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"Lincoln's funeral train in Philadelphia, April 22-24, 1865”

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Great loop of the Silver Plume, Colorado

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Pony engine, Union Pacific Railroad 

c. 1864-1869

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Union Pacific's steam locomotive 924

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Randolph Street Station in Chicago 

c. 1895

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The W.H. Whiton -  U.S. Military railroad engine in 1863

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“Directors of the Union Pacific Railroad on the 100th meridian approximately 250 miles west of Omaha, Nebr. Terr. The train in background awaits the party of Eastern capitalists, newspapermen, and other prominent figures invited by the railroad executives.”

- 1866

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"Giant Bluff." Elk Canyon on Black Hills and Ft. P. R.R.

c. 1890 

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Five workers standing on a Northern Pacific Railway trestle in Washington State 

c. 1887

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Group of men and women sitting/standing on the front of a Sandusky locomotive 

c. 1860

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Engine, J.H. Devereux, Alexandria

c. 1857

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Engineer "pulls” an engine as another appears quite surprised.

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One Of The First Ten-wheelers Of The Lehigh Valley Railroad; Main Drivers Ahead

c. 1890s

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Marshall Pass, The Sangre de Cristo in Colorado 

c. 1870-1905

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President Roosevelt's western tour - the presidential train in the Rockies

- 1903

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Big train on the Virginian railroad, 1909

Weight behind engine, 7,562 tons 

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Two trains near Ogden, Utah - north of Salt Lake City

c. late 1800s/early 1900s

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On April 13th, 1846 The Pennsylvania Railroad received its charter.

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Boston and Maine Railroad train at Middleton Station

- 1891

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Arrival of a Central Pacific Railroad train at Oakland Wharf, San Francisco Bay

c. 1869-1886

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"Millions of acres. Iowa and Nebraska. Land for sale on 10 years credit by the Burlington & Missouri River R. R. Co. at 6 per ct interest and low prices...”

- 1872

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"N.C. Munson," first engine through Hoosac tunnel, February 9th, 1875.

The Hoosac Tunnel is in Western Massachusetts near the Vermont border.

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The General which was seized by James Andrews and fellow Union spies and used during the Great Locomotive Chase in April 1862.

Afterwards Andrews was captured, convicted and hung by a Confederate court-martial 

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A Forney locomotive at Phillips, Maine
Sandy River Railroad 

c. 1900

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Engine 71 of the Colorado and Southern Railroad 

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Joining of the Central Pacific Jupiter and the Union Pacific No. 119 at Promontory, Utah

- May 10th, 1869

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Wachusett Reservoir, locomotive engine with spark arrester lowered, Boylston, Mass., May 14, 1902

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Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Martinsburg Shops

c. 1858

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"Though not nearly so old as some other locomotives exhibited at the Fair, the first engine ever brought to Chicago aroused as much curiosity. It is shown in the above photograph, and did service on the road between Chicago and Milwaukee in 1850. It is not so long ago, but since that time Chicago has grown from a trading post to be the second city in America.”

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Passengers enjoying a scenic view of the Rocky Mountains aboard the Great Northern Railway’s Oriental Limited

c. early 1900s

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American photographer Jack Delano holding a camera, standing on the side of a train 

- 1943

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Men on railroad engine
Chattanooga, Tennessee 

c. 1885 

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Spokane Inland Empire Railroad in downtown Spokane, Washington in the 1910s

On June 19th, 1910 the first Father’s Day was celebrated in Spokane.
Crew of the first train to depart the North Western Terminal in Chicago in 1911

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Inspection Car #20 at train station in New York State

c. 1895

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Railroad depot in Geyserville, Sonoma County, California 

- 1885

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A logging train in Arizona 

- 1904

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Railroad, near Devil's Slide, Utah

- 1869

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Hanover Junction Railroad Station, Pennsylvania 

- 1863

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The Royal Blue Train of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 

- 1937

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Vintage photo of a woman on a handcar 

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