History with its flickering lamp stumbles along the trail of the past, trying to reconstruct its scenes, to revive its echoes, and kindle with pale gleams the passion of former days. ~Winston Churchill

14 June, 2012

Commuter Train

The daily suburb commute, NYC, 1961, photographed by Alfred Eisenstaedt. 

From the LIFE archives. 

Running to catch the train as it pulls out. Source

Commuters at Grand Central Station. Source

Waiting for trains. Source

More running to catch the train. Source

Inside the busy train. Source

The conductor checking tickets. Source

Commuting 60s style... with drinks and cigarettes. Source

Commuters riding in the baggage car during rush hour. Source

Luckier commuters socializing in the lounge car. Source

The conductor signalling to the engineer at a station stop. Source


Anonymous said...

These photos look like they could be straight out of the set of Mad Men!

Anonymous said...

I love photography and especially old photos like this. I am always taking pictures with my phone, even on my commute. Mine come out a little different since I commute by bike!

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