Alcos and F-units—42 years ago.

On the morning of June 10, 1982, my father and I arrived at Washington Union Station on Amtrak’s Night Owl having traveled overnight from New Haven in the sleeper.

Working with my 1930s-vintage Leica 3A 35mm rangefinder, I made this selection of black & white photos from the station platforms.

And the topics of interest were the antique Washington Terminal Alco RS-1s and MARC F-units.

My photography wasn’t sophisticated, but today they photos take me back. It was a different world then!

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