Family Research – English, Scottish and Irish Genealogy

28/11/2012

The dying days of America’s steam engines: Incredible photographs from the 1950s capture railroad empire in all its glory

An incredible set of historic photographs has captured the dying days of steam engines in the United States.

Taken by photographer O. Winston Link, the collection of images, shows the Norfolk and Western, America’s last major steam railroad, as it was switching its operations to diesel in the 1950s.

Mr Link’s stunning shots also caught the capture the industry before the triumph of the automobile and the airplane brought an era where railroads dominated passenger travel to an end. for more click here

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