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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • STOCKHOLM TRAVEL, 1936

Railroads

The General: 1964

The General: 1964

My family and my dogs are my life, but my love is steam trains. My dad took me as a child on my first train ride on the steam train called the General #3 (yes, the General from the civil war), and that was it. I fell in love with trains. This photo was taken by me as a child. View full size.

General #3: 1964

General #3: 1964

My family and my dogs are my life, but my love is steam trains. My dad took me as a child on my first train ride on the steam train called the General #3 (yes, the General from the civil war), and that was it. I fell in love with trains. This photo was taken by me as a child. View full size.

Sootyscape: 1904

Sootyscape: 1904

Boston, Massachusetts, circa 1904. "Yard and tracks, South Terminal Station." 8x10 inch glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Lackawanna: 1900

Lackawanna: 1900

New Jersey circa 1900. "On the Lackawanna near Far Hills." With the bridge and little white house seen in the previous post. Detroit Publishing. View full size.

 

Erie Railroad Berkshire

Erie Railroad Berkshire

Erie Railroad #3342, Class S Berkshire heading eastbound out of Port Jervis, NY. The Photo looks like the work of a Brownie box camera; nevertheless, it's long on drama. Thanks to the unknown photographer. View full size.

The Bowery: 1900

The Bowery: 1900

New York circa 1900. "The Bowery near Grand Street." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 

Brooklyn Terminal: 1903

Brooklyn Terminal: 1903

New York circa 1903. "Brooklyn Terminal at Brooklyn Bridge." 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.

 
 
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