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Christmas Eve transport rush in selected photos during Washington DC train station

December 26th, 2015 by admin | Filed under Blog.
  • These black-and-white snapshots uncover passengers racing by a Greyhound Bus Terminal in Washington, DC
  • They were taken by Office of War Information photographer John Collier only weeks after a Pearl Harbour attack
  • There are no nurse queues to house buses, though concerned passengers are wearing suits, dresses, hats and fur coats

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The aged observant ‘the some-more things change, a some-more they stay a same’ is wise for these selected transport snaps that uncover a Christmas Eve transport rush in 1941.

While today’s travellers are drifting on jumbo jets or streamer home on high-speed trains rather than coaches, a crowds and stress of a holiday vanquish are still with us scarcely 75 years on.

These black-and-white snapshots from a golden age of transport – when flights were too costly for many and trains weren’t as visit or quick – uncover passengers racing by a Greyhound Bus Terminal in Washington, DC.

They were taken by Office of War Information photographer John Collier while a republic was still in anguish after a conflict on Pearl Harbour reduction than 3 weeks earlier.

In a packaged sight station, there are no nurse queues to house a buses and many travellers are forced to mount since there aren’t adequate seats.

Instead of sweatpants, hoodies and trainers, travellers are wearing their best garments – group are in suits and hats and women are in dresses, heels and fur coats – and Armed Forces members are in uniform.

These black-and-white snapshots from Christmas Eve in 1941 uncover passengers racing by Washington's Greyhound Bus Terminal

These black-and-white snapshots from Christmas Eve in 1941 uncover passengers racing by Washington’s Greyhound Bus Terminal

There are no nurse queues to house a buses as passengers lift complicated suitcases and Christmas gifts for their desired ones

There are no nurse queues to house a buses as passengers lift complicated suitcases and Christmas gifts for their desired ones

Long before a internet, self-ticketing machines and mobile apps, manager passengers would have to reserve during a sheet office

Long before a internet, self-ticketing machines and mobile apps, manager passengers would have to reserve during a sheet office

The photos were taken by Office of War Information photographer John Collier reduction than 3 weeks after a conflict on Pearl Harbour

The photos were taken by Office of War Information photographer John Collier reduction than 3 weeks after a conflict on Pearl Harbour

With so many people creation a gratifying getaway, many passengers were forced to mount since there weren't adequate seats available 

With so many people creation a gratifying getaway, many passengers were forced to mount since there weren’t adequate seats available 

Photos uncover members of a US Armed Forces in uniform; as people trafficked home for a holidays, US infantry were during fight abroad

Photos uncover members of a US Armed Forces in uniform; as people trafficked home for a holidays, US infantry were during fight abroad

Back then, relatives didn't have a oppulance of equipment such as inscription computers to keep their children entertained while they waited for a bus

Back then, relatives didn’t have a oppulance of equipment such as inscription computers to keep their children entertained while they waited for a bus

In a photos, travellers are wearing their best garments – group in suits and hats and women in dresses, heels and fur coats

In a photos, travellers are wearing their best garments – group in suits and hats and women in dresses, heels and fur coats

The aged observant ‘the some-more things change, a some-more they stay a same’ is wise for these selected transport snaps that uncover a holiday crush

The aged observant ‘the some-more things change, a some-more they stay a same’ is wise for these selected transport snaps that uncover a holiday crush

While today’s travellers are streamer home on jumbo jets or high-speed trains, a crowds and stress are still with us scarcely 75 years on

While today’s travellers are streamer home on jumbo jets or high-speed trains, a crowds and stress are still with us scarcely 75 years on

While sight stations are still swarming scarcely 75 years on, many of today's travellers face packaged airports or sight stations over a holidays

While sight stations are still swarming scarcely 75 years on, many of today’s travellers face packaged airports or sight stations over a holidays

Everything had to be finished manually when passengers reached a front of a queue, as there were no computers to routine orders

Everything had to be finished manually when passengers reached a front of a queue, as there were no computers to routine orders

Greyhound's  operations in Washington, DC are now formed during  Union Station, where a new depot non-stop in 2012

Greyhound’s operations in Washington, DC are now formed during Union Station, where a new depot non-stop in 2012

In 1941, manager passengers dressed smarter and didn't lift bumbling suitcases or as many security as today's travellers

In 1941, manager passengers dressed smarter and didn’t lift bumbling suitcases or as many security as today’s travellers

Passenger disembark a sight and collect their luggage after nearing during Washington's Greyhound Bus Terminal on Christmas Eve in 1941

Passenger disembark a sight and collect their luggage after nearing during Washington’s Greyhound Bus Terminal on Christmas Eve in 1941

The cement in front of a buses was swarming with passengers nearing in Washington or vacating for destinations such as New York

The cement in front of a buses was swarming with passengers nearing in Washington or vacating for destinations such as New York


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