The Railroad

The Railroad

The Railroad

The Railroad

The Railroad

The Railroad

The Railroad

The Railroad

The Railroad

The Railroad

Railroad close to Union Station, 1960

Since the railroad had been built in El Paso in 1881, the city was an important stop, connecting the East with the West of the United States. Goods were brought in, processed and distributed to locations in the U.S. or in Mexico. Passengers were transported as well. As a major trade stop, El Paso grew and its industries diversified, ranging from mining and smelting, cattle ranching and marketing to fabrication of jeans and cigars. In 1906, six American railroad companies and the National Railway of Mexico had pooled their resources to build the Union Depot (background), thus making El Paso the first international station in the United States, with service to and from Mexico. The depot’s original red bricks were painted white during the 1940s. The original red exterior returned in the early 1980s during an extensive restoration project.

Area: Central / Old San Francisco

Source: C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Collection Name: MS160 Hoppock Collection. Photo ID: MS160-6-1-033.

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railroads, view to Juarez

The image shows the railroad tracks, a passenger and a transportation train. In the background Juarez can be seen. The photograph was taken east of downtown El Paso - the Cortez and some other downtown buildings can be seen at the right edge of the image. Since the railroad had been built in El Paso in 1881, the city was an important stop, connecting the East with the West of the United States. Goods were brought in, processed and distributed to locations in the U.S. or in Mexico. Passengers were transported as well. As a major trade stop, El Paso grew and its industries diversified, ranging from mining and smelting, cattle ranching and marketing to fabrication of jeans and cigars. In 1906, six American railroad companies and the National Railway of Mexico had pooled their resources to build the Union Depot, thus making El Paso the first international station in the United States, with service to and from Mexico.

Area: Central / Downtown

Source: C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Collection Name: MS160 Hoppock Collection. Photo ID: MS160-6-1-059.

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Southern Pacific Locomotive No. 3420

The Southern Pacific Locomotive No. 3420 is on display in front of the Union Station in 1960. Since the railroad had been built in El Paso in 1881, the Southern Pacific was one of the companies which moved in and out of the city. Together with five other American railroad companies and the National Railway of Mexico it built the Union Depot in 1906, thus making El Paso the first international station in the United States, with service to and from Mexico.

Area: Central / Old San Francisco

Source: C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Collection Name: MS160 Hoppock Collection. Photo ID: MS160-6-1-046.

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railroad in 1960

The image shows the railroad and trains in 1960. They are probably close to downtown El Paso. Since the railroad had been built in El Paso in 1881, the city was an important stop, connecting the East with the West of the United States. It was essential for the development of El Paso; goods were brought in, processed and distributed to locations in the U.S. or in Mexico. Passengers were transported as well. As a major trade stop, El Paso grew and its industries diversified, ranging from mining and smelting, cattle ranching and marketing to fabrication of jeans and cigars. In 1906, six American railroad companies and the National Railway of Mexico had pooled their resources to build the Union Depot (background), thus making El Paso the first international station in the United States, with service to and from Mexico.

Area: Central / Downtown

Source: C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Collection Name: MS160 Hoppock Collection. Photo ID: MS160-6-1-054.

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Railroad, view towards downtown, 1960

The image shows the railroad tracks and some trains leading to and from downtown El Paso in 1960. In the background some downtown buildings can be seen. Since the railroad had been built in El Paso in 1881, the city was an important stop, connecting the East with the West of the United States. Goods were brought in, processed and distributed to locations in the U.S. or in Mexico. Passengers were transported as well. As a major trade stop, El Paso grew and its industries diversified, ranging from mining and smelting, cattle ranching and marketing to fabrication of jeans and cigars. In 1906, six American railroad companies and the National Railway of Mexico had pooled their resources to build the Union Depot (background), thus making El Paso the first international station in the United States, with service to and from Mexico.

Area: Central / Downtown

Source: C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Collection Name: MS160 Hoppock Collection. Photo ID: MS160-6-1-057.

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Railroad to or from El Paso

A railroad is on its way to or from El Paso in 1960. The exact location is unclear. However, the railroad came to El Paso in 1881, which changed the city rapidly; El Paso became a hub of activity and grew from a sleepy village to a bustling city with the growth and diversification of industries. it connected East and West coasts and also was the first international station in the United States, with service to and from Mexico.

Area: Out of Area / Out of Area

Source: C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Collection Name: MS160 Hoppock Collection. Photo ID: MS160-6-1-037.

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Rare view of fireman side of #1 at the old EP&SW headquarters building latter the Southern Pacific offices in El Paso.

Passenger Train No. 5873 - El Paso, Texas - 1960

The passenger train No. 5873 stops at the Union Depot in El Paso in 1960.

Area: Central / Old San Francisco

Source: C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Collection Name: MS160 Hoppock Collection. Photo ID: MS160-6-1-024.

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railroad engine No. 4289

The railroad engine No. 4289 is on its way to or out of El Paso. Since the railroad had been built in El Paso in 1881, the city was an important stop, connecting the East with the West of the United States. Goods were brought in, processed and distributed to locations in the U.S. or in Mexico. Passengers were transported as well. As a major trade stop, El Paso grew and its industries diversified, ranging from mining and smelting, cattle ranching and marketing to fabrication of jeans and cigars.

Area: Central / Old San Francisco

Source: C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Collection Name: MS160 Hoppock Collection. Photo ID: MS160-6-1-036.

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Not in El Paso but the Bay area. $289 was apart of the last steam locomotives the Southern Pacific bought. Delivered to the SP in El Paso for tax purposes this locomotive type worked system wide on the SP. The unique Cab Ahead design was to keep engine crews away from the locomotive exhaust in tunnels. The last locomotive of this order exists today in Sacramento California at the California State RR Museum

Cotton Belt railroad car loaded with station wagons

This Cotton Belt railroad car is loaded with new station wagons on a Southern Pacific train in 1960. It is probably stopping in El Paso. Since the railroad had been built in El Paso in 1881, the city was an important stop, connecting the East with the West of the United States. Goods were brought in, processed and distributed to locations in the U.S. or in Mexico. Passengers were transported as well. As a major trade stop, El Paso grew and its industries diversified, ranging from mining and smelting, cattle ranching and marketing to fabrication of jeans and cigars. In 1906, six American railroad companies and the National Railway of Mexico had pooled their resources to build the Union Depot, thus making El Paso the first international station in the United States, with service to and from Mexico.

Area: Central / Old San Francisco

Source: C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Collection Name: MS160 Hoppock Collection. Photo ID: MS160-6-1-028.

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train in front of Union Depot, 1960

Since the railroad had been built in El Paso in 1881, the city was an important stop, connecting the East with the West of the United States. Goods were brought in, processed and distributed to locations in the U.S. or in Mexico. Passengers were transported as well. As a major trade stop, El Paso grew and its industries diversified, ranging from mining and smelting, cattle ranching and marketing to fabrication of jeans and cigars. In 1906, six American railroad companies and the National Railway of Mexico had pooled their resources to build the Union Depot (background), thus making El Paso the first international station in the United States, with service to and from Mexico. The depot’s original red bricks were painted white during the 1940s. The original red exterior returned in the early 1980s during an extensive restoration project.

Area: Central / Old San Francisco

Source: C.L. Sonnichsen Special Collections, University of Texas at El Paso Library. Collection Name: MS160 Hoppock Collection. Photo ID: MS160-6-1-010.

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Station in El Paso TX still in use in El Paso, TX even in 2020 during COVID pandemic.

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