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View Resource BLE Engineer G. A. Olovich (editor's title)
BLE engineer G. A. Olovich

Photograph of G. A. Olovich, a Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers member in Sheridan, Wyoming, in a Burlington Northern locomotive cab. It was taken for an article in the BLE newspaper of January 5, 1979. The coal reserves of the Powder River Basin in southern Montana and northern Wyoming have made Sheridan an exceptionally busy railroad town. The reserves are said to be the largest in the...

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View Resource BLE Engineer B. R. Averill (editor's title)
BLE engineer B. R. Averill

Photograph of B. R. Averill, a Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers member in Sheridan, Wyoming, in a Burlington Northern locomotive cab. It was taken for an article in the BLE newspaper of January 5, 1979. The coal reserves of the Powder River Basin in southern Montana and northern Wyoming have made Sheridan an exceptionally busy railroad town. The reserves are said to be the largest in the...

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View Resource Chicago & Alton "Patriotic Sing," 1918 (editor's title)
Interior of the backshop of the Chicago & Alton Railroad at Bloomington, Illinois, in 1918, on the occasion of a

Interior of the backshop of the Chicago & Alton Railroad at Bloomington, Illinois, in 1918, on the occasion of a "patriotic sing" for management and employees during World War I. A large and transparent U.S. flag hangs from trusses above the singers, who number in the hundreds. In the photo, despite women and African Americans playing a larger role in railroading during World War I, there are no...

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View Resource Southern Pacific Fireman Filling the Tender (editor's title)
Filling the tender

A fireman filling a tender with water, using a spout, and standing on the top of the tender. The Southern Pacific was using steam power when the picture was taken about 1938. Beebe took this at Lucin, Utah, where the Overland Limited was stopped for water. Beebe, a journalist and socialite, popularized railroads, their romance, and railroad photography. Beebe's intense documentation of...

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View Resource Bending the Iron
Turning a switch by hand

A freight brakeman "bending the iron" (turning the switch) on the narrow-gauge Rio Grande Southern at Mancos, Colorado. The brakeman is wearing typical garb for his profession: a billed cap, heavy work gloves, new and durable dark jeans, and a "thousand-mile shirt" meaning that it could be worn for a thousand miles between launderings because the fabric contained so little white. While large...

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