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Terminal Lunch (Colorized): 1943

Terminal Lunch (Colorized): 1943

Seams to me this was a nice sunny day in Indianapolis, so I tried to make this as sunny as possible. View full size.

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Very nice colorzation ....

However, the green part of the Greyhound bus should be blue and the yellow around the tires should be white.

This location is the Indianapolis Traction Terminal that was served by several interurban railroads that consolidated into the Indiana Railroad in the early 1930's. The IRR only lasted until 1939 and the bus lines became the only tenants oof the depot.

I produced a video documentary on the IRR several years ago and had color film footage of both the interurban cars and their replacement buses at this terminal.

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