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16: Students Taking the Train to College (editor's title)

Students aided by a conductor board Louisville & Nashville train 3 at Calera, Alabama, in 1942
Travelers and business people constituted two of the groups that regularly used passenger trains. Others were immigrants, who often took only one train ride in their lives, and college students, who took several trips annually to and from their campuses. Gas rationing during World War II meant that students (who otherwise might have driven their own cars or have been driven by their parents) took the train more often. Here, three or four women aided by a conductor board Louisville & Nashville train 3 at Calera, Alabama, in 1942, during World War II. They wear saddle shoes, bobby socks, and military style jackets--fashionable garb for the era. The image appeared in "Trains" in April 1974. Wartime exigencies led railroads to use older passenger cars like these as well as new streamlined cars. During World War II passenger trains often were overcrowded to the point of being uncomfortable.

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Alternate Title Railroad History in a Nutshell
Source Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Coverage Spatial, Calera, Alabama; Temporal, 1942
Rights Kalmbach Publishing Co.
Date Created 1942
Resource Type
Extent Unknown
Depicted Railroad
Location Calera, Alabama
Depicted Occupation
Creator Description When he graduated from college in 1932, A. C. Kalmbach expected to work on Pennsylvania Railroad electrification. Instead, he started a job printing company and founded "Model Railroader" and "Trains." As a corporate executive, he kept a Leica at his side.
Comments The David P. Morgan Memorial Library is the editorial library for magazines published by Kalmbach. Although the collection includes material covering non-railroad subjects, the majority of material is related to railroading, including a broad collection of books, visual artifacts, and approximately 100,000 black-and-white photographs. The library is not open to the public in the usual sense, but the collection is available for some types of research, especially if it involves Kalmbach publications. The principal contact is Kevin P. Keefe, publisher. E-mail: kkeefe@kalmbach.com
Collection David P. Morgan Memorial Library
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