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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

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

Death Avenue: 1910
... (The Gallery, G.G. Bain, Horses, NYC, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/10/2012 - 4:16pm -

Death Avenue: 1910

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

Chicago: 1915
... Motorola sign. (The Gallery, Chicago, DPC, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/30/2012 - 10:07pm -

Chicago: 1915

Apache Beer: 1940
... "family liquors," after all. (The Gallery, Mining, Railroads, Russell Lee, Stores & Markets) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/15/2018 - 6:09pm -

Apache Beer: 1940

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

Grand Central: 1906
... over these tracks. (The Gallery, DPC, Horses, NYC, Railroads, Streetcars) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/09/2018 - 4:58pm -

Grand Central: 1906

Bisbee From Above: 1940
... many a former mining boom town. (The Gallery, Mining, Railroads, Russell Lee, Small Towns) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 08/09/2018 - 12:55pm -

Bisbee From Above: 1940

Slick Depot: 1940
... a descendant of the town's namesake? (The Gallery, Railroads, Russell Lee, Small Towns) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/18/2018 - 1:44pm -

Slick Depot: 1940

Depot Mexicano: 1897
... of 2.7 million, who would have known?? (The Gallery, Railroads, Wm. H. Jackson) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/29/2018 - 11:36am -

Depot Mexicano: 1897

Penn Station: 1912
... before it had been erected. (The Gallery, DPC, NYC, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/30/2018 - 9:34am -

Penn Station: 1912

Errand Boys: 1901
... Canal used to be. (The Gallery, DPC, Horses, Kids, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/12/2018 - 1:39pm -

Errand Boys: 1901

Riverdale: 1923
... Center. (The Gallery, D.C., Harris + Ewing, Railroads, Streetcars) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/01/2018 - 12:10pm -

Riverdale: 1923

Make It Stop: 1939
... passenger trains were really jointly operated by three railroads. The Chicago & North Western, the Union Pacific, and the Southern ... Union Pacific acquired Southern Pacific in 1997, the two railroads operated separate tracks across northern Nevada. Between Weso, just ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/25/2018 - 8:13am -

Make It Stop: 1939

40th Street Shops: 1942
... from. (The Gallery, Kodachromes, Chicago, Jack Delano, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/16/2017 - 11:43am -

40th Street Shops: 1942

Self-Propelled: 1940
... pump your way along the track! (The Gallery, OKC, Railroads, Russell Lee) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/20/2018 - 11:43am -

Self-Propelled: 1940

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

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

The Accident: 1906
... a movie. (The Gallery, Bizarre, Detroit Photos, DPC, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/09/2018 - 5:18pm -

The Accident: 1906

The Locomotion: 1940
... that wheel arrangement, and those that followed on other railroads were referred to as Texas types. I posted another photo of a T&P ... Even though the records are computerized now, the railroads still like to put dates and other information right on the equipment. ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/18/2018 - 1:32pm -

The Locomotion: 1940

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

Banana Boat: 1903
... 1970. (The Gallery, Boats & Bridges, DPC, New Orleans, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 07/19/2012 - 4:39pm -

Banana Boat: 1903

South Dakota Division: 1899
... 19th century, locomotives were kept in pristine condition; railroads hired people to wipe them down and engineers took particular pride in ... book "Teddy Collins Empire" (Casler, 1974) of the "Logging Railroads of Pennsylvania" series. His book is out of print but the railroad ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/27/2018 - 5:40pm -

South Dakota Division: 1899

Henrietta: 1943
... Depot today View Larger Map Naming Railroads Atchison, Topeka (and the) Santa Fe sounds great. It's also the ... have the same ring to it. (The Gallery, Jack Delano, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/04/2009 - 11:10am -

Henrietta: 1943

The Information Room: 1943
... at one time. (The Gallery, Chicago, Jack Delano, Railroads, The Office) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 12/27/2013 - 12:55pm -

The Information Room: 1943

Modern Signal: 1939
... Champlain via Plattsburg. (The Gallery, Gas Stations, Railroads, Russell Lee) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/16/2018 - 5:08pm -

Modern Signal: 1939
 
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