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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

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

40th Street Shops: 1942

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

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

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

The Accident: 1906

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

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

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

Modern Signal: 1939

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

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 ... http://www.shorpy.com/node/4501 (The Gallery, Railroads, Russell Lee) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/18/2018 - 1:32pm -

The Locomotion: 1940

Shutterbug Special: 1900
... in reverse on half of the trips. (The Gallery, DPC, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 06/25/2017 - 9:20pm -

Shutterbug Special: 1900

No Meddling: 1899
... pushed. (The Gallery, DPC, Industry & Public Works, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/26/2018 - 5:03pm -

No Meddling: 1899

Safe: 1924
... the contest are below. (The Gallery, D.C., Natl Photo, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 09/14/2011 - 6:04pm -

Safe: 1924

North by Northwest: 1899
... it shows the pride they took in it. (The Gallery, DPC, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/27/2018 - 5:36pm -

North by Northwest: 1899

Homestead Scrappers: 1908
... Maybe from Lucy furnace. (The Gallery, DPC, Factories, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/02/2018 - 1:03pm -

Homestead Scrappers: 1908

Carved in Stone: 1923
... view from May of 2018. (The Gallery, D.C., Natl Photo, Railroads, Streetcars) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/02/2017 - 3:23pm -

Carved in Stone: 1923

Subway Uptown: 1905
... Meyrowitz Luxor Goggles: (The Gallery, DPC, NYC, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/08/2018 - 2:16pm -

Subway Uptown: 1905

40th Street Shops: 1942
... (The Gallery, Kodachromes, Chicago, Jack Delano, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/31/2018 - 12:41pm -

40th Street Shops: 1942

Gravy Train: 1941
... flag-free in both pictures (The Gallery, Kodachromes, Railroads, Russell Lee) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 05/28/2018 - 5:03pm -

Gravy Train: 1941

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 ... Monument (The Gallery, Agriculture, Carl Mydans, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/07/2018 - 10:14pm -

The Big Apple: 1936

Departures: 1912
... N.W. station. -tterrace] (The Gallery, Chicago, DPC, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 04/23/2018 - 12:02pm -

Departures: 1912

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 ... drive wheels. And those rugged workers. (The Gallery, Railroads) ... 
 
Posted by Dave - 03/17/2018 - 6:10pm -

Hump Pusher: 1912

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

Irrigon Oregon: 1939

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

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
 
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