KITCHEN WITH DINAH (1949)

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The year is 1949 – and someone’s in the kitchen with Dinah!This photo was taken by noted African-American photographer, Addison Scurlock, of Washington, DC. These gentlemen are the dining car cooks aboard a passenger train – most likely in the Washington area.

In the 1940s, train travel was a magical experience, and gleaming rails criss-crossed the United States from Atlantic to Pacific and from the Gulf of Mexico to the Great Lakes. They’re all but gone now, but we have vintage films and photos to show us what real train travel was like.

And then, there are those wonderful train tunes: “I’ve Been Workin’ On The Railroad”, “Mystery Train”,”Wabash Cannonball, “Chattanooga Choo-Choo”, “Ballad Of Casey Jones”, Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe”, “Choo Choo Ch’Boogie”, “Take The ‘A’ Train”, “King Of The Road” . . . So much history there.

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1949 - Dining Car Cooks

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UNION LOCOMOTIVES (1864)

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The year is 1864. A central Virginia town at the junction of the James and Appommatax Rivers, City Point became a critical Union port and supply hub during the Civil War. It’s also the likely location of this fantastic photo showing three classic locomotives. Color is by yours truly at American Photo Colorizing.com.

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UNION PACIFIC LOCOMOTIVES (1870)

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The year is 1870 – and we’ve got your Wild, Wild West right here. This is Echo Canyon near Salt Lake City, in what was then Utah Territory. Coming up around the bend are two Union Pacific locomotives – state of the art transportation for 1870. Just imagine the effort it must have taken to lay tracks through the Wasatch Mountains, enduring blinding winter snowstorms and 100 degree summer temperatures – over 140 years ago.

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1870 - Union Pacific - Echo Canyon, Utah

CRAZY TRAIN (1895)

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The year is 1895. An engineer racing his locomotive to make up lost time, crashes through a wall of Gare Montparnasse in Paris, France – and VOILA! No doubt “texting” was involved.

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CIVIL WAR MILITARY ENGINE (1863)

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The year is 1863. Somehow, the American Civil War and locomotives just seem to go together like green eggs and ham. Today we’re featuring the General Haupt military engine, named for Herman Haupt, who was given command of the United States Military Railroad that year. Haupt ran his operations from Alexandria, and so, it’s only natural that The Gemneral Haupt engine was photographed in the Virginia countryside. This is a particular favorite Civil War locomotive photo, due to its image clarity. It was just begging to be colorized – and has led to a very realistic color image.

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1863 - US Military Engine, General Haupt

At American Photo Colorizing, our goal is to shred the black & white veil that separates us from the exciting, vibrant lives of those who came before us. It’s time to “Go Color” with your vintage and antique family photos. Your ancestors are counting on you!

FINALLY, FOR YOUR VIEWING PLEASURE, HERE’S SILENT FILM LEGEND, BUSTER KEATON,
STARRING IN “THE GENERAL” – A 1926 FILM ABOUT A CIVIL WAR MILITARY TRAIN.

UNION LOCOMOTIVES (1864)

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The year is 1864. A central Virginia town at the junction of the James and Appommatax Rivers, City Point became a critical Union port and supply hub during the Civil War. It’s also the likely location of this fantastic photo showing three classic locomotives. Color is by yours truly at American Photo Colorizing.com.

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1864 - Locomotives at City Point, VA<

UTAH TERRITORY (1870)

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The year is 1870 – and we’ve got your Wild, Wild West right here. This is Echo Canyon near Salt Lake City, in what was then Utah Territory. Coming up around the bend are two Union Pacific locomotives – state of the art transportation for 1870. Just imagine the effort it must have taken to lay tracks through the Wasatch Mountains, enduring blinding winter snowstorms and 100 degree summer temperatures – over 140 years ago.

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1870 - Union Pacific - Echo Canyon, Utah