5 thoughts on “Washington Park Zoo, 1961

  1. And another fun piece of trivia:

    “In 1961, the Washington Park and Zoo Railway became one of the first recreation railroads to have its own cancellation stamp. With the demise of the Railway Post Office, the zoo railway is the last operating U.S. railroad with its own authorized railway postal cancellation to continuously offer mail service.

    Mail deposited in mail boxes on the zoo grounds or on the locomotives is hand-canceled with the Washington Park and Zoo Railway stamp. It has become a collector’s item.”

  2. I was seven in 1961 and I remember that flat top haircut seen here, being very popular with men. Jeans, t-shirts with sneakers weren’t the order of the day, yet; you could wear white socks with your tan chinos & leather slip-on loafers if you wanted to.

    Why is the name “Caesar” painted on the rail car?

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