The Swing Shift Shuffle is a radio program of swing, big band, jazz, boogie woogie and other popular music from the 1930's and 40's that airs every Wednesday from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. (US Central Time) on WEVL 89.9 FM in Memphis, Tennessee, with a live webcast at In addition to the radio show, this blog is dedicated to all aspects of the Swing Era, including art, automobiles, cartoons, comics, history, movies, music, news, science, technology, and anything else that happened during that time. It also includes announcements about events in the Memphis/Mid-South area related to the Swing Era, such as classic movies, concerts, dances, lectures, etc. If you see something that fits the description, send it to me at If you would like more information about the radio show, just go to the Radio Show FAQ page.

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Pennsylvania Railroad

1946 ... one hundred years!
This 1946 advertisement for the Pennsylvania Railroad, posted on Vintage Ads, displays some seriously cool locomotives from the mid-1940s.  The top far left is a diesel electric, the top far right is (as I understand) electric, and the top third from the left is the faithful old steam locomotive.  I'm not familiar with that second engine from the left, but it has a very interesting look.

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