This photograph was taken in southeastern Sweden. The photographer, G.M. Svendsen, was based in the town of Tingsryd. The photo was for sale on eBay in North Carolina. I wish I knew how it ended up there! The railway in the photo is the Nättraby-Alnaryd-Elmeboda Järnväg (järnväg = railway). The NAEJ (or NAÄJ) was... Continue Reading →
“Princess Victoria” renamed “Princess Mary” for one day (Feb. 28, 1922)
Built in 1914 at Swindon Works in Wiltshire, England, the steam locomotive Princess Victoria (4048) remained in service until 1953. On February 28, 1922, HRH Princess Mary was to marry Viscount Lascelles, future Earl of Harewood. A locomotive was required for the royal train. The logical choice would have been an existing engine in the... Continue Reading →
Bolton East Junction, 1903
This snapshot was taken in the town of Bolton in the north of England. The back has the following note: "Remodelling Bolton East Junction, Sun. Mar. 22/03 11:15 am." The month is hard to read, but March 22, 1903, was a Sunday, as were Feb. 22 and Nov. 22. Only one man is looking in... Continue Reading →
Excursion to the Phoenix Sand & Gravel train
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