Monthly Archives: February 2014

The Texas Zephyr: A Bygone Era in Luxury Train Travel

In the 1930s, in an effort to combat the declining number of passengers, several railroads adopted the lightweight, diesel-powered Streamliner passenger trains. Combining esthetic beauty with modern science, the Streamliners were more aerodynamic than previous trains, and able to reach … Continue reading

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CUL Digital Collections Update: January 2014

In January 2014, CUL uploaded 518 items into our CONTENTdm collections. CUL now has approximately 36,217 published items. Highlights include: 146 non-oil-related Texas negatives by Robert Yarnall Richie as part of the TexTreasures FY2014 grant. Major companies include Imperial Sugar … Continue reading

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