Friday, February 13, 2015

Overland Train Car



Today's picture shows an overland train car from the 1910's. The thing that jumps out at me is how large the seats are, and how comfortable they look. I also notice how relaxed everyone looks, as the car is not overly crowded. Note the porter in the background serving refreshments. I conclude that travel 100 years ago was more elegant and relaxed than today. 

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  1. I have a feeling 3rd class travel was a different experience. Hard wooden benches, smoke and cinders, and hours of crushing boredom.
    3rd class was closest to the engine, and consequently you got all the filth from the smokestack, including live embers flying in the wind.

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  2. A really interesting week of pictures. Thanks.

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