Hot trainny mess

15 Sep

According to the most recent audience reach and customer demographic analysis by the Pecanne Log market research division, the average reader of this blog is a 57-year-old white male who makes 46.2 online purchases a month, is a model train hobbyist, reads rail timetables for pleasure, and eats Jimmy Dean products four meals a week.

These findings are likely due to the fact that Pecanne Log’s only reader is Thomas Wheatley, and that’s just when we pop up in his Google Alerts for himself. We also might be like the 80th result when Thomas Wheatley googles “Sam Massell’s Celebrity Transit Policy Alaskan Cruise 2012.”

Anyway, all this goes to say that the average reader of this blog might also find interest in Burnaway’s annual art party fundraiser, happening this Saturday night:

  1. The theme is “trains”
  2. Tickets can be purchased online
  3. Thomas Wheatley will be performing
  4. There will be food trucks (of course) but it’s cool if you bring your own Jimmy Deans

To make up for there being no Atlanta cookie cakes for sale this year, here’s some TRAIN FASHION.

Southern Railway, Southern Streamline Train; March 1941

Southern Railway, The Tennessean; May 1941

Southern Railway, The Tennessean (period clothes); May 1941

Harvey Smith Enterprises (Trade Show Exhibits); May 1951

Eastern Air Lines, Model train; February 1950

Southeastern Maytag Company, 706 Lee Street; February 1956

Southern Streamline Train; March 1941

Southern Streamline Train; March 1941

Tucker Wayne Company, Kids on Train; March 1948

Tucker Wayne Company, Kids on Train; March 1948

Shriners Leaving on train at Terminal Station (Challenger, Sweet pea the skunk in a baby carriage); May 1947

Rex Allen, North Carolina and St. Louis Railway; May 1950

Southern Railway; 1941

Lambdin Kay's wedding sendoff, 1927

Miss Georgia (Betty Shepard) and others in train station, 1941

Miss Georgia (Betty Shepard) aboard train

Marcus Bartlett with Fred Waring's band, 1930s

Southern Railway, Southern Streamline Train; March 1941

All photos from the GSU photographs special collections.

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5 Responses to “Hot trainny mess”

  1. GPBurdell93 Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 7:05 pm #

    That 1st photo shows “The Best Friend of Charleston” locomotive behind the lady on the left. You can see it in RL in the lobby of the Norfolk Southern building at 15th & Peachtree. It’s quite colorful!

  2. terrykearns Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 8:50 pm #

    I confess: I skim the blog for the period fashions and usually buy Kroger brand microwave sausage patties instead of Jimmy Deans. It’s gonna hurt my feelings if you see me at Burnaway and don’t say hello.

  3. Darin Thursday, September 15, 2011 at 9:25 pm #

    Wheatley is looking pretty good for 57. I honestly thought he was a couple of years younger than that.

    • pecanne log Friday, September 16, 2011 at 8:34 am #

      He can get away with telling people he’s 53 because of his boyish dimples.

  4. Hot damn, Charlotte Ann! Friday, September 30, 2011 at 10:06 am #

    See, you have more readers than just Thomas Wheatley!

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