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Passenger Trains
Posted by KHolt on Monday, February 20, 2012 11:17 AM

I am interested in name passenger trains.  I have the MR Dec. 1991 issue featuring the Empire Builder, MR aug. 1993 issue featuring the Super Chief and the issue featuring the 20th Century Limited.  I would like to know if there were other issues that featured Named Passenger Trains.

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Posted by Stourbridge Lion on Monday, February 20, 2012 11:24 AM

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Posted by G Paine on Monday, February 20, 2012 11:38 AM

This is a periodic series of articles in MR that you may be interested in as a starting place of a passenger fleet:

7 Pike Size Passenger Trains, MR June 2007
8 Pike Size Passenger Trains, MR March 2006
8 Pike Size Passenger Trains, MR May 2003

They are actual trains with 2 to 8 cars,  Welcome

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Posted by leighant on Monday, February 20, 2012 2:16 PM

I have a 17-page list of published information on Santa Fe named passenger trains.  It is nearly all in specialized publications of the old Santa Fe Modelers Assn and the present Santa Fe Rwy Historical and Modeling Association.

I will edit those out and see that is left...

Santa Fe Passenger Trains

 

ANGELO

 

ANTELOPE

  at Sanger TX 1938 _Trains_ Feb87 p.22

 

CALIFORNIA LIMITED

 Nelson Arixona,1941, _Steel,Steam & Limiteds_ p.302

 scene aboard, _Mr. Pullman's Elegant Palace Car_  p.522

 on Canyon Diablo arch bridge

     "400,000 Miles by Rail" by Blanton p.28

 curve near Blanchard 1947 Calif Ltd. _New Mexico's Railroads_ p.7

 pulled by steam at Holliday KS America's Colorful Railroads (Ball) p.172

 westbound at Lawrence KS 1954, PA diesels

             America's Colorful Railroads (Ball) p.175

 

CALIFORNIA SPECIAL

 at Houston with PA/PB, May64.  small color pix _ModRRer_ Feb99 p.133

    _Route of the Eagles: MoPac in the Streamline Era_, Greg Stout

 Mail storage Texas & Pacific Express box 1700-1725  pix #1709

    reportedly sometimes used on California Special

    HO kitbash  (1937 AAR 10' int)  _ModRRer_ May94 p.100

 

CAVERN

 

CENTENNIEL STATE

 out of Denver in steam, _Mr. Pullman's Elegant Palace Car_  p.177

 Centenniel State _Trains_ May72 p.40

 

CENTRAL TEXAS EXPRESS see South Plains Express

 

CHICAGO EXPRESS see Fast Fifteen

 

CHICAGOAN Dallas-KC-Chicago aka "KANSAS CITYAN" Chicago-KC-Dallas

 

CHIEF

 extensive coverage, cars, _Steel,Steam & Limiteds_ p.303-304

 pix, _Mr. Pullman's Elegant Palace Car_  p.525,543

 platform shot at Lamy, NMex _Mr. Pullman's Elegant Palace Car_  p.60

 departs Chicago 1941 w doubledhead steam

             America's Colorful Railroads (Ball) p.139

 Chief at Cajon Pass, 1951 _Trains_ Sept98 p. 52

 _Chief_ eastbound near Keota ca 1940 _New Mexico's Railroads_ Myrick p.33

 Eastbound & westbound _Chief_s meet at Arriba

    _New Mexico's Railroads_ Myrick p.35

#86 on the Chief at Joliet 1965 Mod RR Planning 2005 p.28

  

DALLAS CHIEF

 

DENVER TRAINS

   

EASTERN EXPRESS (Lubbock-Amarillo) aka WEST TEXAS EXPRESS (Am-Lubb)

  N model of consist, prototype photo at Lubbock?  Model Railroader May03 p.48

 

EL CAPITAN conventional train (pre-high level)

 "Night ride on the _El Cap_" _Trains_ March51 p.36

 El Cap Ridemaster coach interior _Trains_ March51 p.39

 El Cap full-length lounge, interior _Trains_ March51 p.39

 

EL CAPITAN high-level

 publicity showing of new El Cap eqpt,1956, _RMC_ Jan93 p.62

 San Francisco Chief  and El Cap at Barstow, night hi-angle 1968

             Classic Trains Summer 02 p.28

detail N hi-level El Capitan  Model Railroader July06 p.50

shades for ATSF passenger cars Model Railroader July06 p.54

ATSF pass train- trucks & couplers for ATSF hi-level cars

            Model Railroader July06 p.55

El Capitan N model trainset by Kato review  Model Railroader  Apr2010 p.76

 

EL PASO EXPRESS

 

EL PASOAN

 

EL TOVAR

 pix, _Steel,Steam & Limiteds_ p.309

 

FAST FIFTEEN/CHICAGO EXPRESS (forerunner of Texas Chief)

 

FAST MAIL EXPRESS (#7 & 8)

 extensive article, _Pacific Rail News_ Oct96 p.32-41.

 "Fast Mail" at Wingate, NMex 1965 _Trains_ March70 p.50

 Fast Mail at Eagles Nest,AZ _Trains_ Sept98 p.52

 

GOLDEN GATE

 passing through Fresno, Cal 1939  _Walt Disney's Railroad Story_ p.375

 

GRAND CANYON

 color at Joliet,Ill 1964, _Railfan_ Nov94 p.68

 "Pike sized passenger trains" 1968, ModRRer Nov80 p.87

 multi pix, _Steel,Steam & Limiteds_ p.307

 on Cajon Pass, _All Aboard! the Golden Age of American Rail Travel_         ed.Yenne 1989 p.70

 "Grand Canyon" EB passes frt in Cajon Pass, 1951

     "400,000 Miles by Rail" by Blanton p.30

 at Joliet, 1968. "modeling pike-size trains"._Model RRer_ Nov80 p.67

 pix Victorville, _Mr. Pullman's Elegant Palace Car_  p.526

 "Grand Canyon" in Raton Pass, 9 F-units 23 cars  Sept 1960

     "400,000 Miles by Rail" by Blanton p.32

 Northern Section June 1950 near Wagon Mound NM EB

             America's Colorful Railroads (Ball) p.186

 entering LAUPT past Mission Tower America's Colorful Railroads (Ball) p.196

1st 23 Grand Canyon EB at Victorville 1962  Classic Trains Summer 02 p.29

2nd 123 (Grand Canyon) at Blue Cut,  Classic Trains Summer 02 p.27

 

KANSAS CITIAN (SB equivalent of "Chicagoan"

 entering Dallas over T&P Trinity bridge, steam heavywt

     "400,000 Miles by Rail" by Blanton p.62

 w #1 and 1A at Chicago past 21st Street, 1941

             America's Colorful Railroads (Ball) p.139

 EB at Kansas City, 1954, E-6 #13

             America's Colorful Railroads (Ball) p.169

 at Holliday, 1946 with regular lashup, E-6 #14 and E-6B w

            #1A (1st ATSF passenger diesel)

    America's Colorful Railroads (Ball) p.173

 

NAVAJO

 pix, _Steel,Steam & Limiteds_ p.307

 pix w four-poster observation,

    _All Aboard! the Golden Age of American Rail Travel_ p.44

 pix, _Mr. Pullman's Elegant Palace Car_  p.523

 

RANGER

 Ranger? ATSF train #6 NP in suburbs Chicago 1932  

     "400,000 Miles by Rail" by Blanton p.10

 1939 pix, _Steel,Steam & Limiteds_ p.369

 drumhead _The Trains We Rode_ Beebe & Clegg  p.92

 

SAN DIEGAN

 using Valley Flyer trainset,1940, _Steel,Steam & Limiteds_ p.383

 "San Diegan" at DelMar, 1951  _Trains_ June99 p.38

 San Diegan at San Diego Union Depot ca.1940 _Mod RR Planning_ 2001 p.58

at SD Electric Rwy overpass p.61

SF E unit #4 on San Diegan 1940?  Model Railroader Aug04 p.63

San Diegan at San Clemente, round-end obs  Model Railroader Aug04 p.64

At San Clemente and San Diego,

            Modeling RRs of the 1950s special MR issue 2005 p.29,31,32

 

SAN FRANCISCO CHIEF

 

SCOUT

 pix, _Steel,Steam & Limiteds_ p.308

 

SOUTH PLAINS EXPRESS

 

SPECIAL TRAINS

 GOP convention train, _Pacific Rail News_ Oct96 pix p.9, story p.51

 Super Bowl special on BNSF  _PacificRailNews_ Mar96 p.11

 

SUPER CHIEF

 double page photo, article with indiv car pix & plans

  Mod RRer Aug93 p.74-87

 hi angle in desert _Railway Annual #3_ (1954, Kalmbach) p.67

 near New Mexico-Arizona border c.1955 F3

      _Walt Disney's Railroad Story_ p.60

 Super Chief arrival w movie star, copy of 1948 ATSF ad

     _Trains_ May72 p.1

 aerial view of cars on display at Chicago RR Fair of 1948,9

     _Trains_ Aug88 p.59

 Super Chief 1940 being refueled from tank truck at unk location

     (Albuquerque?) _Conoco, the First 100 Years_ p.147

 Super Chief "Conductor to the Stars" on Super Chief  Classic Trains Summer 02 p.34

 FT158 w Super Chief at Pasadena  Classic Trains Summer 02 p.37

 

SUPER CHIEF-EL CAPITAN COMBINED

 

TEXAS CHIEF

Tx Chief hi-angle at Gainesville 1953

     "400,000 Miles by Rail" by Blanton p.40

"Texas Chief" near Washita Canyon OK

    "400,000 Miles by Rail" by Blanton p.172

 

TULSAN

 

VALLEY FLYER

 pix "North American Steam",(Crescent,1991) p.158

 3/4 view "History of ATSF"(Bonanza,1988) p.80

 pix, _Mr. Pullman's Elegant Palace Car_  p.553

 

WEST TEXAS EXPRESS

PASSENGER TRAIN OPERATION

 trains at Newton KS Feb1948 RR Mod Craftsman Apr89 p.50

 

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Posted by Texas Zepher on Monday, February 20, 2012 3:50 PM

KHolt
I am interested in name passenger trains.  I have the MR Dec. 1991 issue featuring the Empire Builder, MR aug. 1993 issue featuring the Super Chief and the issue featuring the 20th Century Limited.  I would like to know if there were other issues that featured Named Passenger Trains.

Do you mean you are just interested in Model Railroader articles about named trains?   If so I do remember one with the Broadway Limited (October 1994) and another with the North Coast Limited (hmmm cant find the reference but it was a fold out issue). 

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Posted by Texas Zepher on Monday, February 20, 2012 3:55 PM

Also the 1939 Milwaukee Road Hiawatha in January 1996.

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Posted by BroadwayLion on Monday, February 20, 2012 5:09 PM

I do not see the LIRR "Cannonball" in there. It runs Fridays May to September.

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