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Age of Streamliners

The Most Beautiful Trains Ever DesignedCreated by: PICRYLDated: 2016
In the roundhouse at a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yard, Chicago, Ill.
Some of the superb engines that drove the cars in 1930s and 1940s.
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Santa Fe R.R. locomotive shops, Topeka, Kansas
C & NW RR; locomotives in the roundhouse at Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.
Truck trailers line up at a freight house to load and unload goods from the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill.
C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Dorothy Lucke, employed as a wiper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa
S. K. F. Bearing, Train coming thru bearing

S. K. F. Bearing, Train coming thru bearing

Title: S. K. F. Bearing, Train coming thru bearing . .Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall (1908-1984) ..Date: ca. 1930s..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie photographs..Physical Description: 1 film negative: blac... More

[New York Central Twentieth Century Limited steam locomotive 5453]

[New York Central Twentieth Century Limited steam locomotive 5453]

Title: [New York Central Twentieth Century Limited steam locomotive 5453]..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall ..Date: May 12, 1938..Place: Harmon Station, Croton-on-Hudson, New York..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie... More

Gen'l. Amer. Tank Storage, Houston

Gen'l. Amer. Tank Storage, Houston

Title: Gen'l. Amer. Tank Storage, Houston..Alternative Title: [General American Tank Storage, Houston] ..Creator: Robert Yarnall Richie ..Date: November 1938..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richie Photograph Col... More

[New York Central Twentieth Century Limited steam locomotive 5453]

[New York Central Twentieth Century Limited steam locomotive 5453]

Title: [New York Central Twentieth Century Limited steam locomotive 5453]..Creator: Richie, Robert Yarnall ..Date: May 12, 1938 ..Place: Harmon Station, Croton-on-Hudson, New York..Part Of: Robert Yarnall Richi... More

Chicago and North Western R.R., Mrs. Thelma Cuvage, working in the sand house at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa. Her job is to see that sand is sifted and cleaned for use in the locomotives. Mrs. Cuvage's husband works as a guard at the Savannah (Ill.) Ordnance plant
A train pulling out of the freight house at C & NW RR's Proviso(?) yard, Chicago, Ill.
C. & N.W. R.R., women wipers employed at the roundhouse cleaning one of the giant "H" class locomotives, Clinton, Iowa

C. & N.W. R.R., women wipers employed at the roundhouse cleaning one o...

Photograph probably shows Mrs. Marcella Hart and Mrs. Viola Sievers. Compare to USW36-639.

Working on a locomotive at the 40th Street shop of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.
Two employees at the roundhouse at Proviso yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.
Greasing a locomotive at the 40th Street shops of the C & NW RR.
Freight Depot of the U.S. Army consolidating station, Chicago, Ill.
World's Fair, railroad exhibit locomotives. New York Central, detail II
Train going over the hump at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.
World's Fair, railroad exhibit locomotives. Eastern R.R. locomotive, general view
Freight cars in the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad classification yard(?), Chicago, Ill. General view of Proviso yard
Switch lists coming in by teletype to the hump office at a Chicago and Northwestern railroad yard, Chicago, Ill.
A worker in the roundhouse at the C & NW RR., Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.
Locomotive in a railroad yard, Chicago and Northwestern RR (?), near Chicago, Ill.(?)
Train going over the hump at the C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.
Melrose Park (near Chicago), Ill.; C & NW RR; Roy Nelin, a box packer in the roundhouse at the Proviso yard
C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Irene Bracker, mother of two children, employed at the roundhouse as a wiper, Clinton, Iowa
Apparatus used at the laboratory at the C & NW RR's 40th Street yards for analysing solutions of metals used in locomotives and the railroad plant, in general, Chicago, Ill.
Hump master in a Chicago and Northwestern railroad yard operating a signal switch system which extends the length of the hump track. He is thus able to control movements of locomotives pushing the train over the hump from his post at the hump office; Chicago, Ill.
General view of a classification yard at C & NW RR's Proviso (?) yard, Chicago, Ill.
Working on a switch engine at the 40th Street shops of the C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.
General view of one of the classification yards of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, Chicago, Ill.
Santa Fe R.R. trains going through Cajon Pass in the San Bernardino Mountains, Cajon, Calif. On the right, streamliner "Chief" going west; in the background, on the left, a freight train with a helper engine, going east. Santa Fe trip
World's Fair. Horses tethered to fence with locomotives and Railroad Building in background
General view of part of the rip tracks at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.
World's Fair, railroad exhibit. Historic locomotives at Court of Railways
Working on the boiler of a locomotive at the 40th Street shops of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.
World's Fair, railroad exhibit, modern locomotives. Canadian Northern 6400, detail
Melrose Park (near Chicago), Ill, C&NWRR. William London has been a railroad worker 25 years - now working at the roundhouse at the Proviso yards
C. & N.W. R.R., women wipers at the roundhouse cleaning one of the giant "H' class locomotives, Clinton, Iowa

C. & N.W. R.R., women wipers at the roundhouse cleaning one of the gia...

Photograph shows Marcella Hart at left, Mrs. Elibia Siematter at right.

World's Fair, railroad exhibit, modern locomotives. Lackawanna 1939, detail
A general view of a classification yard at C & NW RR's Proviso(?) yard, Chicago, Ill.
The yardmaster's office at the receiving yard, North Proviso(?), C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.
One of the yards of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. On the right are three of the west coast streamliners, Chicago, Ill.
World's Fair, railroad exhibit locomotives. New York City 5453, detail II
View in a departure yard at C & NW RR's Proviso (?) yard at twilight, Chicago, Ill.
General view of one of the departure yards at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.
A train (or "cut") being pushed out of a receiving yard toward the hump. A brakeman rides each train to signal the engineer in the locomotive at the rear; Proviso yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.
Thomas Madrigal greasing a locomotive in the roundhouse, Rock Island R.R., Blue Island, Ill.
A.S. Gerdee, of 3251 Maypole(?) Street, working as a switchman at Proviso yard of C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.
General view of the hump yard at Proviso yard, C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.
John L. Walter, conductor at Proviso yard of the C&NWRR. Mr. Walter has been employed on the railroad for 45 years, 32 of them as conductor. The red nose and cheeks are due to the below zero weather outside. Chicago, Ill.
Melrose Park (near Chicago), Ill; C & NW RR; L. Logan, of West Chicago, boilermaker at the roundhouse at the Proviso yard
World's Fair, railroad exhibit locomotives. B & O 5600, detail II
World's Fair, railroad exhibit locomotives. New York City 5453, detail I
James Lynch, a roundhouse worker, C & NW RR [Proviso yard]
View in a departure yard at C & NW RR's Proviso(?) yard, at twilight, Chicago, Ill.
Freight cars being maneuvered in a Chicago and Northwestern railroad yard, Chicago, Ill.
World's Fair, railroad exhibit, modern locomotives. N&W, detail
General view of one of the classification yards of the C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.
Welder at the C & NW RR locomotive shops, 40th Street shops, Chicago, Ill.
Tracks at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.
General view of one of the yards of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill.
Santa Fe R.R. streamliner, the "super Chief," being serviced at the depot, Albuquerque, N.M. Servicing of these diesel streamliners takes five minutes. Santa Fe R.R. trip
Passing a section house along the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railroad, Encino vicinity, New Mexico
Chicago and Northwestern railroad locomotive shops, Chicago, Ill.
Planes flying over new streamliner

Planes flying over new streamliner

Local call number: PR09204..Title: Planes flying over new streamliner ..Date: 1939..Physical descrip: 1 photograph; b&w; 8 x 10 in...Series Title: Print collection..Repository: State Library and Archives of Flo... More

Locomotive lubrication chart in the laboratory of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad. The laboratory assistant in foreground is working at a precision balance. Chicago, Ill
Santa Fe R.R. streamliner, the "Super Chief," being serviced at the depot, Albuquerque, N[ew] Mex[ico]. Servicing these diesel streamliners takes five minutes
General view of yard and some of the locomotive shop of the C & NW RR at 40th Street. On the tracks on the right are three streamliners, crack trains, Chicago, Ill.
Retiring a locomotive driver wheel in the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railway locomotive shops, Shopton, near Fort Madison, Iowa. The tire is heated by means of gas until it can be slipped over the wheel. Contraction on cooling will hold it firmly in place. Santa Fe R.R.
General view of the city and the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad, Amarillo, Texas. Santa Fe R.R. trip
C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Elibia Siematter, employed as a sweeper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa
Worn tires on locomotive wheels are refaced on this machine in the wheel shop of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad, Chicago, Ill.
Frederick Batt, brakeman, on the C & NW RR, at Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.
Caboose on the caboose track at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.
John Sabados washing up after a day's work at the rip tracks at Proviso yard of C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.
Women wipers of the Chicago and North Western Railroad cleaning one of the giant "H" class locomotives, Clinton, Iowa. Mrs. Marcella Hart and Mrs. Viola Sievers
Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in their rest room, C. & N.W. R.R., Clinton, Iowa

Women workers employed as wipers in the roundhouse having lunch in the...

Photograph shows Marcella Hart at left, Mrs. Elibia Siematter at right.

Switchman throwing a switch at C & NW RR's Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.
C & NW RR, a general view of a classification yard at Proviso Yard, Chicago, Ill.
Working on the cab of a locomotive brought in for repair at the C & NW RR 40th Street shops, Chicago, Ill.
A welder who works in the round-house at the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad's Proviso yard
Washing one of the Santa Fe R.R. 54 hundred horse power diesel freight locomotives in the roundhouse, Argentine, Kansas. Argentine yard is at Kansas City, Kansas
General view of part of the Proviso yard of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad, Chicago, Ill. In the background is the coal chute and roundhouse
Mike Evans, a welder, at the rip tracks at Proviso yard of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.
Section of a locomotive frame, which will be welded to replace a broken locomotive frame, Chicago, Ill. Workman is indicating what place must be cut. At the 40th Street shop of C&NWRR
Working on the cylinder of a locomotive at the C & NW RR 40th Street shops, Chicago, Ill.
Locomotives over the ash pit at the roundhouse and coaling station at the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yards, Chicago, Ill.
C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Marcella Hart, mother of three children, employed as a wiper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa
World's Fair, railroad exhibit locomotives. New York City 5453, general view
C & NW RR, tank cars going over the hump at Proviso yard, Chicago, Ill.
World's Fair, railroad exhibit, modern locomotives. Steamlined Hudson, detail
Tracks leading into the freight house at Proviso yard. This is said to be the largest covered freight house in the world. C&NWRR, Chicago, Ill.
Joseph Klesken washing up after a day's work at the rip tracks at Proviso yards of the C & NW RR., Chicago, Ill.
Working on the boiler of a locomotive at the 40th Street shops of the C & NW RR, Chicago, Ill.
C&NWRR, towerman R.W. Mayberry of Elmhurst, Ill., at the Proviso yard. He operates a set of retarders and switches at the hump, Melrose Park (near Chicago), Ill.
Repair tracks of the Chicago and Northwestern R.R.
Spreading asbestos mixture on boiler of a locomotive at the C & NW RR 40th Street locomotive shops
C. & N.W. R.R., Mrs. Elibia Siematter, working as a sweeper at the roundhouse, Clinton, Iowa
In the roundhouse at a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad yard, Chicago, Ill.
General view of one of the Chicago and Northwestern railroad classification yards, Chicago, Ill.
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