Saturday, April 12, 2014

Train Travel

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.


  1. Sad, but seemingly necessary at the time.

  2. There was an internment camp outside of my hometown. It was torn down. By the time I was growing up, it had been turned into a nursery for trees. Loved going out there and just running around, but never found anything to ever indicate the land had a much more interesting history.


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