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Date: 11/28/19 04:33
Thanksgiving During The Steam Era Meant The Train Headed Home!
Author: LoggerHogger

On the day before Thanksgiving in 1939, Guy L. Dunscomb caught this Western Pacific passenger train speeding across the desert near Aldridge, Nevada.  We can only assume that many of the passengers on board were headed home to celebrate Thanksgiving.

Let me wish you all here on this Thanksgiving Day the hope you too can spend this Holiday with your friends and family.  Happy Thanksgiving!

Martin



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 11/28/19 04:37 by LoggerHogger.




Date: 11/28/19 05:52
Re: Thanksgiving During The Steam Era Meant The Train Headed Hom
Author: GPutz

That you, Martin, for all your interesting and informative posts.  Gerry



Date: 11/28/19 06:31
Re: Thanksgiving During The Steam Era Meant The Train Headed Hom
Author: tomstp

Laying it low, a really nice photo.



Date: 11/28/19 06:59
Re: Thanksgiving During The Steam Era Meant The Train Headed Hom
Author: RuleG

The Western Pacific is one railroad I associate much more with diesels than with steam locomotives.  That said, I very much appreciate you posting this wonderful image.  Thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving.



Date: 11/28/19 08:44
Re: Thanksgiving During The Steam Era Meant The Train Headed Hom
Author: zephyrus

That is a great shot.

Interesting there is a car ahead of the baggage car.  Wonder what the story is.

Z



Date: 11/28/19 10:12
Re: Thanksgiving During The Steam Era Meant The Train Headed Hom
Author: jgmiller

The slight focus blur and the similar slight tilt really adds to the sense of speed. Maybe the car ahead of the baggage is a private car or a company car that way it's blocked from the rest of the passengers.



Date: 11/28/19 10:52
Re: Thanksgiving During The Steam Era Meant The Train Headed Hom
Author: PHall

jgmiller Wrote:
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> The slight focus blur and the similar slight tilt
> really adds to the sense of speed. Maybe the car
> ahead of the baggage is a private car or a company
> car that way it's blocked from the rest of the
> passengers.

Or it's simply deadheading...



Date: 11/28/19 11:06
Re: Thanksgiving During The Steam Era Meant The Train Headed Hom
Author: Txhighballer

PHall Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> jgmiller Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > The slight focus blur and the similar slight
> tilt
> > really adds to the sense of speed. Maybe the
> car
> > ahead of the baggage is a private car or a
> company
> > car that way it's blocked from the rest of the
> > passengers.
>
> Or it's simply deadheading...

I wouldn't think it's a private car. My money is on it's deadheading.



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