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Heartland Passenger Trains Before Amtrak
Views from the Dakotas, Iowa, Kansas and Oklahoma
Photo Album By: Ellis Simon
 
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Photo ID: 743008

Chicago Great Western F7(A) 156 and CB&Q E8(A) 9942B at CB&Q's Omaha Passenger Station in August 1964. A Lloyd Keyser Photo from my Collection.

Railroad: Chicago Great Western
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Omaha, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: CGW 156
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: August, 1964


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By: Roger Lalonde

Added: Jul 22, 2020

Views: 6,195
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Photo ID: 638202

Only a month after it's demotion to a no-name train, Rock Island's train #7 gets ready to depart for Council Bluffs/Omaha. The photographer grabs a shot at the platforms of the depot in Davenport ... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD E3(A)
Location: Davenport, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: RI 625
Train ID: 7
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 17, 2017

Views: 4,939
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Photo ID: 637312

The last remnant of Rocky Mountain/Corn Belt Rockets, a month after being demoted to nameless train #7, departs Council Bluffs for the Omaha side of the river. The announced loss of it's primary ... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD E3(A)
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: RI 625
Train ID: 7
Photo Date: June, 1967


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By: John Dziobko www.godfatherrails.com

Added: Nov 08, 2017

Views: 5,840
Comments: 1

Favorited: 39

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Photo ID: 553540

An A-B-B set of E6's pulls one of UP's fine passenger trains at speed, and on jointed rail.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: EMD E6A
Location: Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 985
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: 1955


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By: Collection of Chris Zygmunt

Added: Nov 08, 2015

Views: 6,074
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Favorited: 42
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Photo ID: 552183

A mixed freight pulls into the Cedar Rapids station with farm supplies.

Railroad: Union Pacific
Locomotive: Steam 2-8-0
Location: Cedar Rapids, Nebraska, USA
Locomotive #: UP 430
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: October 05, 1957


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By: Collection of Chris Zygmunt

Added: Oct 29, 2015

Views: 3,936
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Favorited: 33


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Photo ID: 550873

The Chicagoan. The late Roger Puta's slide was scanned and posted by Marty Bernard.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 326L
Train ID: ATSF 12
Photo Date: March 27, 1967


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By: Roger Puta

Added: Oct 19, 2015

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Photo ID: 532891

Santa Fe eastbound Mail Train 8 blasts through Stafford, Kansas without even slowing down, and the Agent appears to be looking down, not watching the action or the RPO clerk in the first car comin... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Stafford, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 313
Train ID: ATSF 8
Photo Date: July 25, 1967


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: May 30, 2015

Views: 7,744
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Photo ID: 532889

Santa Fe's eastbound Mail Train 4 behind four Alco PA’s pauses at Wichita, Kansas before rushing onward to Kansas City.

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: Alco PA-1
Location: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 56
Train ID: ATSF 4
Photo Date: November 07, 1965


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: May 30, 2015

Views: 8,297
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Photo ID: 530227

Running a little late, E6A 15 speeds number 12, the Chicagoan, along the High Line between Holliday Junction and Kansas City on an October afternoon in 1965. The Dallas-Chicago train -- mostly hea... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: E6A
Location: Kansas City, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: 15
Train ID: Train 12, Chicagoan
Photo Date: October 13, 1965


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: May 08, 2015

Views: 6,643
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Photo ID: 523018

There’s not much revenue on Rock Island’s eastbound Train 10, Corn Belt Rocket, originating across the river at Omaha, Nebr. and now leaving Council Bluffs, Iowa with only two coaches and an empty... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 643
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 08, 1965


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Mar 14, 2015

Views: 6,357
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Photo ID: 517240

Santa Fe’s northbound Train 12, the Chicagoan, is just south of Topeka, Kansas on its run from Dallas to Chicago on Nov. 6, 1966. Lead unit 15 is an E6 while the trailing cab unit is No. 11, an E... (more)

Railroad: Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF)
Locomotive: EMD E6(A)
Location: Topeka, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: ATSF 11
Train ID: ATSF 12
Photo Date: November 06, 1966


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Feb 01, 2015

Views: 7,800
Comments: 4

Favorited: 53
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Photo ID: 516792

You wouldn’t know it to see it today, but Train 39, westbound near Herington, Kansas, was once the Imperial, a secondary but important passenger run between Chicago and Southern California. But on... (more)

Railroad: Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific (Rock Island)
Locomotive: EMD FP7
Location: Wichita, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: 405
Train ID: Train 39
Photo Date: October 11, 1965


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By: Bill Marvel

Added: Jan 30, 2015

Views: 10,136
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Photo ID: 493907

With mostly heavyweight cars behind 3 Es, CB&Q’s Trn. 12 Nebraska Zephyr pulls out of Council Bluffs, Iowa on May 8, 1965.

Railroad: Chicago Burlington & Quincy Railroad
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: Council Bluffs, Iowa, USA
Locomotive #: CBQ 9949
Train ID: CBQ 12
Photo Date: May 08, 1965


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Aug 16, 2014

Views: 4,113
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Photo ID: 466736

Rock Island Train 18, "Twin Star Rocket," barrels eastward out of North Topeka, Ks. on time on Union Pacific track en route to Kansas City where it will return to home rails. Operating from Hous... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD E8(A)
Location: North Topeka, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 645
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: May 21, 1966


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jan 18, 2014

Views: 6,721
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Photo ID: 466733

Led by an F and two E units, Rock Island's "Golden State Limited" rushes into Topeka, Kansas where it will cross the Kansas River and enter Union Pacific trackage rights for the run to Kansas City... (more)

Railroad: Rock Island
Locomotive: EMD F7(A)
Location: Topeka, Kansas, USA
Locomotive #: CRIP 403
Train ID: Unknown
Photo Date: January 15, 1966


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By: Steve Patterson

Added: Jan 18, 2014

Views: 5,891
Comments: 2

Favorited: 26

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