RAILROAD COLLECTION: “Track Straightener” (1957)

Photo of Michigan Railroad Track Straightener with Rail Bus in Background. Photo dated Oct 23, 1957. It once took 25 men to do this job but now only a few to straighten a railroad track with track bus that can run on tracks or the road Michigan.

Loncki Girl Train Death (1955)

Thayle Moritz, age 17, who was with the Loncki girl when she was killed by a train, June 16, 1955. The photo was taken at New City Police Station.

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Charles O’Rear, New Mexico, USA.

CHILDREN SLEEPING IN ONE OF THE CHAIR CARS ON THE SOUTHWEST LIMITED, AN OVERNIGHT TRAIN FROM LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA, TO ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO. COMPARTMENTS ARE AVAILABLE FOR PASSENGERS WHO WISH TO PAY MORE MONEY. THE TRAIN ALSO HAS A DOME CAR, DINING CAR AND LOUNGE CAR. IT ENDS ITS RUN IN CHICAGO, 06/1974

DOCUMERICA (1971-1977): Photographer – Charles O’Rear, New Mexico, USA.

THE DOME CAR ON AMTRAK TRAINS IS A POPULAR PLACE FOR PASSENGERS WHO WANT TO WATCH THE SCENERY UNFOLD. THESE PEOPLE ARE WATCHING THE LANDSCAPE OF ARIZONA AND NEW MEXICO AS THE SOUTHWEST LIMITED MAKES ITS WAY BETWEEN LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA AND ALBUQUERQUE, NEW MEXICO. AMTRAK IS RESPONSIBLE FOR MOST INTERCITY PASSENGER TRAINS IN THE […]