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A last look at handsome Central Union Terminal finds J-3 no. 5411 in the final stages of preparation for departure on no. 73, an afternoon train from Cleveland to Chicago. Up front, a mechanical department laborer is disconnecting the grease gun air…

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Little Fassett Street tower on the left is at the west end of a short stretch of four-track main line in East Toledo. It also controls movements between the main tracks and the northwest wye connection with the W&LE belt. This wye is visible here…

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A maintenance of way gang doing some hand surfacing in Oakdale interlocking stands back as big no. 6011 barrels past with no. 46, the Interstate Express. This train is primarily geared to the Chicago-Boston business, and after extensive switching at…

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No. 303 leaves Toledo on this occasion behind J-1 no. 5389, one of the thirty Hudsons (no's. 5375-5405) which were assigned when new to the Big Four and which originally carried numbers 6600-6629. This train requires six hours and forty-five minutes…

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West of Broadway tower (visible in the right background), S-1 no. 6013 begins to apply her plentiful horsepower to the task of breaking no. 35 away from the restrictions of the Toledo terminal, with the 133-mile racetrack to Elkhart ahead to bring…

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Detroit-Chicago train no. 355 brakes into the station at Niles, headed by J-3a Hudson 5425. Though declining steadily and way down from the immediate postwar level, passenger business was still reasonably good at the time on the 280-mile "corridor"…

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At Ann Arbor, known primarily as the location of the University of Michigan, the Central has a modicum of activity featured by the Ypsilanti switch run, which is headquartered here. In this scene, eastbound mail and express train no. X-342 has just…

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Steam condensate is outlined sharply in the chill atmosphere of a fall dawn as Hudson 5358 brings train 302 into Detroit at the close of its overnight run from Cincinnati. Nine cars trail the 4-6-4 into the interlocking of YD tower at River Rouge.…

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Steam passenger train.

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"Watertown" at depot

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Train no. 303 at the depot

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Train no. 12, "Southwestern Ltd."

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Westbound next to bracket mounted semaphore signal

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4-6-2 & 4-6-4 with train no. 416
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