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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.

via Shutterstock 

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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.

Image: The Pennsylvania Express c. 1905 via Wikimedia Commons, public domain 

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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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Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul Railway steam locomotive 

- 1908

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Boston, Revere Beach and Lynn Railroad locomotive at Winthrop station in Massachusetts 

- 1876

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Dorney Park train ride 
near Allentown, Pennsylvania 

- 1907

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Railroad re-location with train engine, Guntersville Lake in Alabama 

- 1938

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Steam Engine at Union Station, Columbus, Ohio 

c. 1941

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“Tracy, Minnesota -- engine of the South Dakota division, Chicago & North-Western R.R."

c. 1899

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Crew with Simpson Logging Company's Baldwin locomotive 9, camp 1, Mason County, Washington State 

- 1924

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Royal Gorge, Grand Canyon of the Arkansas River in Colorado 

c. late 1800s

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Wyoming Station Engine 23 on Main Track [Wyoming].

- 1868

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Baldwin Locomotive of the Northern Coast Timber Company in King County, Washington state

- 1911

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Lobby stairs to waiting room and concourses, C. & N.W. Ry., Chicago, Illinois 

- 1912 

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Locomotive and tender with engineer and other railroad men

Pennsylvania, late 1800s/early 1900s

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Railroad construction worker straightening track

- 1862 

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Steam locomotive #257 at the Chicago and North Western Station in Eagle Grove, Iowa 

c. late 1800s/early 1900s

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An image of the interior of Pullman's Palace Sleeping Car Palmyra from the mid to late 1800s

On September 1st, 1859 Pullman’s first sleeping car made its inaugural run between Bloomington, Illinois and Chicago.

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Baldwin Locomotive Works - Forcing wheels on an axle

c. 1904

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Pennsylvania Railroad Locomotive at Altoona repair facility 

c. 1868

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T.C. Durant, Esq. and heads of departments, Union Pacific Railroad 

c. 1866

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North from High Rock, Pen-Mar 
Along the Western Maryland Railway 

c. 1880

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Train of Baldwin engines en route to Chicago 

- 1891 

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One of the Lehigh Valley Flyers 

- 1899

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First Construction Train passing the Palisades, Ten Mile Cañon

c. 1866-1869

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Missouri Kansas and Texas Railroad Bridge over the Missouri River in Boonville, MO.

- 1874

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Native American Camp on the line of the North Pacific Railroad

Image from the official guide to the North Pacific Railroad 

- 1893 

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The dining car on The Forty-Niner, a train that provided service between Chicago and the West Coast. 

c. 1937

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Chicago Great Western Railroad locomotive 292, probably in Iowa

c. 1917

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Illinois Central Railroad Station in Bardwell, Kentucky

c. 1910

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Ready to haul the President's (Theodore Roosevelt’s) train, - Union Pacific Engine at North Platte, Nebraska 

c. 1905

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Texas and Pacific Railroad 'Flier,' Dallas, Texas

c. 1909

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Illinois Traction System sleeping car 

- 1911

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