1949

Post war recovery is underway and that includes the railroad. Though its decline is already evident in the rise of the automobile, the railroad, battered like the timber on this coffee table, continues to soldiers forward. 

With so many teams in the New York area, the eighth of the subway series comes as little surprise as yet again the NY Yankees (4-1) are the World Series Champions over the neighboring Brooklyn Dodgers.

From the AP, Notre Dame (10-0) gets the nod over Oklahoma (11-0) in college football for their National Championship.

Some less familiar names make it to the National Football Championship game where the Philadelphia Eagles defeat the Los Angeles Rams.