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Elko County: 1940
... Security Administration. View full size. Three railroads In this shot looking northwest from the US 93 overpass, the tracks ... in the 1990s. (The Gallery, A. Rothstein, Landscapes, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 01/30/2018 - 9:58am -

Elko County: 1940

Railroad Pageant: 1939
... shell to PRR K-4 #3768, the engine on the left. Railroads on Parade Washington Post, September 24, 1939. Celeste ... Many Interesting Exhibits. Don't miss “Railroads on Parade,” the colorful pageant of the iron horses of the past ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/17/2013 - 4:39pm -

Railroad Pageant: 1939

Westbound Freight: 1943
... Office? Jack Delano seemed to specialize in photo's of railroads (and this one in particular) during WWII. But why? Historic ... from natural gas drilled in Texas. Why Photograph Railroads WWII honed logistics to a science. We had never fought a war of ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/05/2012 - 6:08pm -

Westbound Freight: 1943

Levee Work: 1903
... R.R.s Can anyone identify the A&V and S.I.C.V. railroads? Reporting Mark I've only been able to find the A&V which ... Thanks for showing us a long-gone New Orleans. The railroads are the Alabama & Vicksburg, which ran between Meridian and ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/19/2012 - 4:35pm -

Levee Work: 1903

Clinton: 1943
... on the left and still exists today. Two depots, three railroads The Chicago & Northwestern passenger depot is the large ... Town Many photos and info about the depots and railroads that served Clinton. (The Gallery, Jack Delano, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/26/2016 - 5:17pm -

Clinton: 1943

Toledo: 1909
... Publishing Company. View full size. Long gone railroads These railroads are so long-gone, that the companies that took these over are also ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 10/22/2011 - 7:24am -

Toledo: 1909

Irrigon Oregon: 1939
... and miles. (The Gallery, Dorothea Lange, Landscapes, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/18/2018 - 3:53pm -

Irrigon Oregon: 1939

Santa Fe Time: 1939
... that would normally be accessed with the shift key. Railroads normally didn't use all characters, but this feature may have been ... electricity to make a call. (Technology, The Gallery, Railroads, The Office) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/22/2018 - 10:57pm -

Santa Fe Time: 1939

Over the River: 1902
... account of Kate on the net as well. Boone-area railroads Boone and Scenic Valley (with their Chinese-built steam loco) ... a stereoview of this somewhere... (The Gallery, DPC, Railroads, Wm. H. Jackson) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/03/2012 - 3:04pm -

Over the River: 1902

Sixth Street Bridge: 1910
... '80s) (The Gallery, Boats & Bridges, Pittsburgh, Railroads, Streetcars) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/02/2018 - 7:31am -

Sixth Street Bridge: 1910

Union Depot: 1905
... (The Gallery, Boats & Bridges, DPC, Minneapolis, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/17/2018 - 11:54am -

Union Depot: 1905

Carbon County: 1940
... snow over the tracks. (The Gallery, A. Rothstein, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/15/2018 - 11:04pm -

Carbon County: 1940

DPC Special: 1902
... in 1940 or early 1941. - Dave] (The Gallery, DPC, Railroads, Wm. H. Jackson) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/03/2018 - 8:02am -

DPC Special: 1902

Saranac Lake: 1905
... remained on a platform at the rear. (The Gallery, DPC, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/19/2018 - 7:08pm -

Saranac Lake: 1905

Hump Pusher: 1912
... speed and poor riding. As a type they were uncommon on US railroads, unlike Europe or Russia where they were built in enormous numbers as ... when jumping on and off moving trains. (The Gallery, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/17/2018 - 6:10pm -

Hump Pusher: 1912

Pocono Depot: 1905
... the building of Rt. 611. (The Gallery, DPC, Horses, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/04/2018 - 10:53am -

Pocono Depot: 1905

Hot Springs Depot: 1900
... Company. View full size. (The Gallery, DPC, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/11/2018 - 2:14pm -

Hot Springs Depot: 1900

Carson City: 1940
... Nice view of a stub switch, not uncommon on narrow gauge railroads, but V&T was standard gauge. That's V&T locomotive #26, a ... Stub switches are no longer legal on interchange railroads in the USA. They are not as safe as a 'knife' switch because a train ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/24/2018 - 7:20pm -

Carson City: 1940

The Big Apple: 1936
... behind the "deeepoh" is one of the most famous short line railroads in a state famous for its short lines, the beautiful Tallulah Falls ... of way. Nice. (The Gallery, Agriculture, Carl Mydans, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/07/2018 - 10:14pm -

The Big Apple: 1936

Woodward Breaker: 1900
... believe that it's a mule. (The Gallery, DPC, Mining, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/03/2018 - 11:12am -

Woodward Breaker: 1900

Lil Shuckers: 1906
... slice of the Gulf Coast will disappear too. Oyster Railroads North & South, Vol. 3, 1904. Oysters and ... the ships come in and pull up alongside the little "oyster railroads" with their miniature trains of cars standing easy to receive them. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/15/2012 - 3:53pm -

Lil Shuckers: 1906

Despatch Depot: 1906
... wish I had you in my Graphics Dept!! (DPC, Panoramas, Railroads, Rochester) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/06/2018 - 7:16pm -

Despatch Depot: 1906

Chenoa Depot: 1905
... -- things are getting busy in Chenoa! So here are the two railroads mentioned earlier, resulting in the station being called a union ... a distant signal for the interlocking limits ahead. Two railroads went through town, the Chicago and Alton (C&A), and the Toledo ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/21/2012 - 12:39pm -

Chenoa Depot: 1905

Early Amazon: 1900
... 10 miles away in St. Paul. (The Gallery, Buffalo, DPC, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/06/2018 - 3:04pm -

Early Amazon: 1900

Lake Front Depot: 1899
... from Y2k compliance. (The Gallery, DPC, Milwaukee, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/15/2018 - 6:59pm -

Lake Front Depot: 1899

Public Square: 1900
... replaced the horsecars on its line in 1893. Western Railroads TerryN, thanks for pointing out the CM&StP sign in the window. ... Rock Island. The interesting thing is that none of these railroads served Cleveland, at least not directly. They all went from Chicago ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/30/2012 - 10:37pm -

Public Square: 1900

SuperCenter: 1941
... in 1987 killing 10. (The Gallery, J. Collier, Railroads, Small Towns, Stores & Markets) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 02/28/2018 - 3:08pm -

SuperCenter: 1941

Temple of Transport: 1910
... and when I have some success! (The Gallery, DPC, NYC, Railroads, Streetcars) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/18/2017 - 2:17pm -

Temple of Transport: 1910

Tall Grain: 1939
... later (The Gallery, A. Rothstein, Agriculture, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/05/2018 - 11:13am -

Tall Grain: 1939

Despatch Depot (Detail)
... to text Aunt Minnie over in Elmira. (The Gallery, DPC, Railroads, Rochester) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/07/2018 - 3:18pm -

Despatch Depot (Detail)
 
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