Friday, November 26, 2010

Atmosphere of the steam era

Another great photo from the US Library of Congress that we can't resist posting: this was taken in the locomotive roundhouse of the Chicago and Northwestern Railroad (C & NW RR) in Proviso yard in Chicago, December 1942.

You can see the coal soot in the air, it doesn't require much imagination to visualise the cinders, and smell the smoke.

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