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Vintage photos of:
Three young boys show off their big catch. The boy on the far right could be Earnest (or Ernest) Johnston. Otherwise the place, location, and photographer are unknown (likely taken in central Nebraska).
On a side note, notice the dark faces and pale legs. These boys clearly worked outside wearing overalls and jeans. And the pale band on their forehead shows they wore hats.
My Dad wasn't really a train fan, so to speak, but we're genetically disposed to appreciate transport in its many guises.
He roamed western Pennsylvania as a field director for the Presbyterian Church and on one of his trips in February 1960, he made a stop at the Horseshoe Curve and recorded this express train headed to points east.
Photographer Don Hall, Sr.