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Royal Scot Train at San Jose Depot
Gordon, Frank
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History San Jose Research Library
History San Jose Online Catalog
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Negative in envelope labeled, "Royal Scot Train, Oct. 22, 1938." The Royal Scot arrives at the old San Jose depot (Market Street and Bassett Street) surrounded by crowd of onlookers. The San Jose News for Monday, October 23, 1933, features this image with the caption: "Crowds are shown at the main San Jose depot as the celebrated English train, the Royal Scot, passed through this city yesterday. Southern Pacific tracks were lined for miles by thousands who saw the train." Full article: "10,000 See 'Royal Scot'. An unofficial welcoming committee of approximately 10,000 San Joseans lined the Southern Pacific tracks from the State College grounds to the Newhall Street crossing yesterday morning to view the 'Royal Scot,' Great Britain's famous express train, as it steamed slowly through San Jose. Although scheduled to make a short stop-over here, plans were changed when the train did not arrive until 9:03 a.m. and it crawled through the local depot at three miles per hour to allow spectators to view it. Its heavy schedule of stop-overs made its arrival here an hour late. From 8 a.m. until 5:45 p.m. today it was slated to be on display at the Third and Townsend Street depot in San Francisco, after which it will leave the Pacific Coast. The train represents the most modern type of European passenger equipment. It is composed of eight European-type passenger coaches, drawn by the London, Midland & Scottish engine. It is touring the United States after having been on display at the Chicago Century of Progress Exposition."
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Railroad cars
Railroad stations
Southern Pacific Railroad Company (LCSH)

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