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11-Aug-2022 Lynn H


Galveston Island. Texas

The Anacapa was built by the Pullman Company in 1929 for John Palmer Gavit, the editor of the Washington Evening Post.
Gavit used it as a private railcar, and hosted noted dignitaries including Harry S. Truman, Dwight D. Eisenhower, and Sir Winston Churchill.

I was driving along and saw this parked at the railroad crossing near the Galveston Railroad Museum.

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Graeme20-Sep-2022 23:22
An excellent composition of this old train carriageV
Doug Cruden21-Aug-2022 10:11
Loads of history in this shot Lynn. This railcar is crying out to be restored, I wonder if anyone will?
Tom LeRoy18-Aug-2022 07:40
A lot of history here, well seen and captured. V
Bill Miller17-Aug-2022 23:14
I'm sure this old carriage would have tales to tell. Lovely details.
Jola Dziubinska17-Aug-2022 23:10
Nicely composed with leading lines, cool find, Lynn! V.
carol j. phipps16-Aug-2022 19:02
Wow! Curtains and all. V
Fong Lam16-Aug-2022 06:23
Great shot of this carriage and nice to see the window curtains still there...V
Nick Paoni16-Aug-2022 03:27
What a great subject. Cool capture.
Dennis Hoyne16-Aug-2022 02:41
With the historical significance, this should be getting restored. What a neat fine,
and so nicely photographed.
laine15-Aug-2022 21:55
What Alan true.
It looks a sorry carriage now.
larose forest photos15-Aug-2022 20:31
It has had an illustrious history then, so it seems sad to see it now like this! Great photo of it and good explanation. V
globalgadabout15-Aug-2022 19:28
Gavit certainly traveled in style, necessary to hobnob with politicians...admire your choice of angled POV to imbue the old car with a whisper of dynamism..
Walter Otto Koenig15-Aug-2022 15:59
Cool find and shot. I like the wear and detail on this carriage. "V"
Apostolos Tikopoulos15-Aug-2022 10:18
Excellent details and textures. V
Alan K15-Aug-2022 05:56
Ah, remember the days when newspapers made enough money that editors could afford their own railcars, and when the articles that they wrote had accuracy rather than clickbait as their main driver? Yes, I remember the first one too.
Helen Betts15-Aug-2022 03:49
Great shot of this rail car with quite the history! V.
joseantonio15-Aug-2022 02:24
a lot of history and so many stories to tell.V
Julie Oldfield15-Aug-2022 01:47
I bet it was beautiful in its heyday. Really interesting to see especially the windows. V