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Southern_Ry_Passenger_Train_Jeffersontown_Ky_Circa_1954

The loss of passenger trains used to be a big deal to cities and small towns. Here the local newspaper, The Jeffersonian, posed the crew for photos a week before passenger service ended. O K, Who's the kid on the engine? Southern Railway train #24, Jeffersontown, Ky. circa 1954.

Southern_Ry_Passenger_Train_Jeffersontown_Ky_Circa_1954
mikado, May 18, 2007
    • BoxcabE50
      Am betting it's mikado himself! BTW- What's the screen for, on top of the radiator fan?

      Boxcab E50
    • mikado
      Yep, I was 8 years old.
      The screen was protection from falling rocks in tunnels. This line connected with the 'rathole' at Danville, Ky.
    • BoxcabE50
      Interesting! How did you get up there? Were some others involved friends? Family? I know the photo is a bit worse for wear. But it's still a precious memory. And, with modern processes, it can be at least partially restored.

      Boxcab E50
    • mikado
      Someone in my family knew the editor and knew I liked trains. My mom and I rode the last run to Louisville.
    • BoxcabE50
      Cool. At least on that day, you were a lucky young fellow.

      Boxcab E50
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