Photo #: NH 41502
"Great White Fleet" World Cruise, 1907-1909
The special train transporting Atlantic Fleet officers and men from Colombo to Kandy, during the Fleet's visit to Ceylon in December 1908.
Many of the Bluejackets thought it would be better to ride on the top of these cars, which caused a halt before each of the many tunnels to get them inside the cars.
Collection of Lieutenant Commander Richard Wainwright, 1928.
U.S. Naval Historical Center Photograph.
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Image posted 23 September 2008