Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday 452 : 12 January 2019

This week’s prompt challenges us with a photo of a train wreck in Ireland and the workers starting to get things back on track. (Excuse the pun.)

I searched for an array of train photos to fit this theme. Here’s what I discovered.

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SMU Digital Library, Barclay Road, 1895


UK National Archives, Northern Line Tain, 1946


National Archives, Off the Rails, 1868


Irish Railroad Society, 1959


Internet Archives, Shanon , PA, 1908


Sepia Saturday

This week’s prompt shows railroad tracks heading towards the horizon.

I’m not sure why, but I think it’s because when I think of trains I tend to remember all the train accident cases we had to read about in law school. The 19th and early 20th century had frequent derailments and accidents at stations.

derail 1


1925 Tennessee

This Montparness derailment in 1895 is so transfixing. What a horrible accident!

Paris 1895

Paris 1895