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100 years of heading home for the holidays

Commiserate with your fellow weary travelers

From the Midwest to the middle of Europe, the march is the same: Braving throngs of people and toting enormous bags, we make the trek back home to spend the week between Christmas and New Years with our loved ones.

Soldiers arriving at a station in London to travel home for Christmas.
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Young travelers at London’s Waterloo Station, leaving for Christmas in the country.
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The Christmas crowd going away on holidays at London’s Paddington Station.
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A congested railroad coach, due to Christmas time travel by servicemen and families.
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Travelers pack Union Station before Christmas.
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Travelers waiting in the Washington, D.C., Greyhound Bus station, Dec. 24th.
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Soldiers stationed in Germany get on a TWA Boeing 707 to fly home for Christmas.
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Inhabitants of West Berlin queue up for Christmas permits to East Berlin.
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Italian guest workers get on trains at the main railway station in Stuttgart to spend the Christmas Days at home.
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A family with their dog and luggage waiting at Paddington station, London, for a West of England Express.
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Long queues of U.S. soldiers at the Frankfurt Airport to travel home for Christmas.
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Crowds at O’Hare International Airport, Chicago.
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