Panama Railroad

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    Old Box Car Bodies Used as Living Quarters

    The image featured today is another 1910 government photograph that focuses on the relocation of the Panama Railroad. The reuse and repurposing of materials in constructing living quarters to accommodate the large workforce is something that is seen in quite a few images documenting the Construction Era, in both official photographs and informal snapshots. What can you tell us about the railroad relocation project from 1910 or about this image in particular? We would also love to hear any recollections about ancestors who might have worked for the Panama Railroad or who worked on the relocation project. Celebrating 160 Years of the Panama Railroad (1855-2015)

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    Pacific Entrance of the Panama Canal Showing Also Train Yard at La Boca

    This is one of a number of photographic postcards by I.L. Maduro Jr. in the PCM Collection. It features a nice view of the Canal in the distance, and like a great many other images from the Canal Zone area, some part of the railroad is visible in the frame. We have a number of Maduro postcards and would like to know the approximate date this one was taken, along with anything else you might like to share.   Celebrating 160 Years of the Panama Railroad (1855-2015)

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    View of a Train Approaching

    As noted in a previous post featuring government photographs of the Panama Railroad, there were many people working on the Canal who took photographs to keep as mementos or to send home to share the things that they were seeing and experiencing. The following such image has no information associated with it, so we would love to hear about the probable date, place, and any other information you may wish to add.   Celebrating 160 Years of the Panama Railroad (1855-2015)