Railroads Run Special Cars For Amateur Photographers (Sep, 1938)

Railroads Run Special Cars For Amateur Photographers

IN ADDITION to their special trains for hikers, bicyclers and other hobby enthusiasts, railroads are now running special observation trains for the accommodation of amateur photographers. Many unusual photos are obtained as the amateurs “shoot” passing trains, entrances and exits from tunnels, sharp curves, etc.

To provide additional material for unusual photos, the railroads permit the amateurs to visit their shops so that locomotives, tenders, cars, and roundhouse equipment can be photographed. The popularity of the idea can be judged by the fact that on a trip to shops of the Pennsylvania Railroad at Altoona, Pa., more than 1,600 amateurs participated.

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