Circa 1904. "Michigan Central Railroad. Oiling up before the start."
Signal Failure “Train of the Stars” crashes through wall. On 25th January 1948, The Super Chief claimed to be “The Train of the Stars” because of the many celebrities it carried between Chicago and Los Angeles. On this day it lost brakes at Los Angeles’ Union Passenger Terminal (LAUPT) crashed through a bumper post and a concrete wall and came to rest above Aliso Street. No injuries, but the engineer loses his job over the incident.
ATSF #334 - EMD F7 - enjoys the spotlight in a company promo for the "Texas Chief" in 1950.
Michigan Central Railroad engineer oiling the squeaky wheels. - 1904
Gundam Rapi:t Train | Osaka, Japan
19th Century Steam Locomotives | Always Something Interesting....
Pennsylvania Rail Ways
Railroaders were practical men. But some antebellum locomotives, like this 6-2-0 built by the Camden & Amboy, were spectacular oddities as well as miserable failures. Railroad Museum of Pennsylvania