Today's picture is from around 1920, and it shows some passengers in the observation car of a passenger train. From the looks of it, I would guess you needed some sort of first class ticket to access this car.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Today's picture shows the train station at Duluth, Minnesota. I love these old steam locomotives. There are still a few you can ride today. The best is probably the Durango to Silverton narrow gauge. If you have never had the chance to ride on it, put it on your list. Today's picture was taken in 1910.
Monday, April 14, 2014
Sunday, April 13, 2014
This is a curious picture from 1920 of passengers riding on the deck of a train car. The fabulous scenery, and lack of cover of the train car would possibly suggest that this was some sort of sightseeing ride. However, the passengers appear to be mostly men, and the men appear somewhat disinterested in the scenery. So I must say that I am not quiet sure what is going on here.
Saturday, April 12, 2014
Welcome to Train Travel Week here at OPOD. I hope you join us as we look back on the days when you could ride the rails from one side of the country to the other. I have always loved trains, and think that there is something fascinating by traveling this way. Today's picture shows people loading on a train, but unfortunately it is not a happy ride. The picture was taken in 1942, and the people are being shipped out to relocation centers. They are Japanese citizens in California being required to report to internment camps.