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Rail - Passenger Train - Steam - Transition Era

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Rail - Passenger Train - Steam - Transition Era
Name Passenger Train, Steam, North American, Transition
Region North America
Category Rail
Type Passenger Train
SubType Steam
Variety Transition Era
Manufacturer Various (Details)
Era Era III: Transition (1939 - 1957)



History: During the transition period (1939 - 1957), it was common to see both steam and diesel motive power on North American railroads. However, it wasn't the case that the only steam locomotives were leftovers from the war. Many new model steam engines were produced during this period. These were the latest and best technology that steam technology produced. These were especially common on coal hailing routes where fuel was plentiful, but steam was also common on passenger routes.

One example was the Norfolk and Western J class. These pulled some of their flagship named trains such as the Pochontas, Powhattan Arrow and the Cavalier. Steam passenger service continued well into the 1950s when N&W started the dieselization process.

Railroad/Company: This set of items is comprised of more than one name. Please look at the component items for details on the specific roadnames and/or manufacturers.


Item Links: We found: 1 different collections associated with Rail - Passenger Train - Steam - Transition Era
Item created by: gdm on 2019-05-13 07:52:57

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