But That Train Keeps A-Rollin’

from “Hometown USA”

Well-dressed workers flank a locomotive in the Illinois Central Railyard of Paducah, Kentucky, during the flood of 1913. I imagine the water was a tad unclean.



4 thoughts on “But That Train Keeps A-Rollin’”

  1. …rollin’ ’round the bend… My dad was a fireman for the railroad pre WW II. After the war and a stay in a VA hospital went back to it while going to night school. The neighborhood I was raised in was a RR neighborhood.

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      1. There was a Round House a few blocks away so I could hear trains as they came into the yard. Also a lot of the kids were from RR parents. Of course the Round House burned down when I was a kid so I didn’t experience the coal dust and horns for too long. Although I do enjoy the mournful sound of a RR whistle at night.

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