Historical Photographs

A compendium of photographs Chuck and I have taken over the years in various parts of the United States.  Many were taken in the mid-60's and some were taken later.  It's a bit of a challenge to take old snapshots and make them presentable for the web.  Old faded color prints and can be cleaned up, sharpened and darkened or lightened through the magic of a graphics program, but it takes time.  I would appreciate feedback here -- what you like, what you don't like, what you'd like to see more of.

Upstate New York

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Prolog: I lived in southeast Louisiana in the mid-60's and managed to accumulate a fair collection of pictures of railroading on the Illinois Central, Southern, Gulf Mobile & Ohio plus the terminal activities of New Orleans Union Passenger Terminal. For years some of these photos resided in the Southeast Louisiana gallery.

In December, 2012, I started a complete makeover of the Louisiana section. Click on the St. Tammany Rails for a look at the Gulf Mobile & Ohio, Crown Zellerbach and Southern Railways as they operated in St. Tammany Parish in the mid-1960's. (Note to Yankees and Westerners: A Parish in Louisiana is the same as a County in the rest of the lower 48.)

North Carolina After Louisiana, I lived in central North Carolina (late 60-s through early 70's).  There was a pretty interesting mix of train activty there including the Seaboard Coast Line, Southern, Durham & Southern and the original Norfolk Southern.  Plus there were some cool steam excursion railroads operating in the mountains of the western part of the state.
 SCL 1967 - 1970 SCL in the Raleigh-Durham area including a sampling of passenger and freight trains, both through and local, operating on the both the former SAL and ACL lines.

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