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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • JAVA NIGHT-LIMITED, c. 1930s

Railroads

Victoria Station: 1951

Victoria Station: 1951

1951. Lisa Fonssagrives at Victoria Station in London. Photograph by Toni Frissell for Harper's Bazaar. View full size.

 

Amarillo Again: 1943

Amarillo Again: 1943

Amarillo, Texas, in March 1943. "General view of the city and the Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe Railroad." View full size | Or even bigger. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. More Amarillo here and here.

 

Amethyst Twilight: 1942

Amethyst Twilight: 1942

December 1942. "Proviso departure yard of the Chicago & North Western R.R. at twilight." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano. View full size.

 

Proviso Yard: 1943

Proviso Yard: 1943

Freight cars in the Proviso Yard of the Chicago & North Western Railroad. April or May 1943. View full size. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Bagdad Flagman: 1943

Bagdad Flagman: 1943

Flagman behind a Santa Fe R.R. westbound freight during a stop at Bagdad, Calif. March 1943. View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano.

 

Digging Out the Engineer: 1909

Digging Out the Engineer: 1909

March 3, 1909. Southern Railway wreck at Tye River, Virginia. A tampered switch derailed Southern No. 35, a mail train. Engineer H.C. Linn was slightly injured. View full size. George Grantham Bain Collection.

 

Santa Fe 2928

Santa Fe 2928

Santa Fe 4-8-4 2928 in passenger train helper service over Cajon Pass. Photo taken 10-19-1952. Photographer unknown, unfortunately. View full size.

 
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