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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • THE NAVY NEEDS YOU IN THE WAVES

Seaboard Air Line: 1910

Seaboard Air Line: 1910

Savannah, Georgia, circa 1910. "Seaboard Air Line Railway docks." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Granddad the RR Cop

My grandfather worked for the Seaboard Air Line. He was a railroad policeman and was killed in a depot robbery at Esom Hill, Georgia, in 1931.

Along with his picture, there is a picture of his Seaboard Air Line badge.

No Hunting?

If there is no hunting on the island, what are the coon dogs for? Or,again, they may be sea dogs.

No Doubt

That this is a good Sailor view. Great prop wash from the ship, a narrow channel. What else could a great seaman want.

Just beautiful!

Seaboard Line

Seaboard Air Line operated trains all over the Southeast including a run to Miami. After mergers and remergers, the tracks are still there.

"Air Line" was a common metaphor for the shortest distance between two points -- a more direct route than the competition.

The marshy dead.

That looks like a view from the rear of City Hall towards Hutchinson Island and S.C. beyond. Now home to the Convention Center and Westin Golf resort (also once a garbage dump & cemetery).

The big boat

is the U.S.S. City of Montgomery, launched in 1910 at Newport News.

 
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