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View Resource Paycar Distributing Railroaders' Wages in Mexico (editor's title)
NdeM paycar

National Railways of Mexico (NdeM) paycar distributing wages to workers along the NdeM's mainline between Laredo, Texas and Mexico City in November 1962. Railroads across North American once used paycars to pay their employees who worked in remote areas. While the practice ended in the United States in the early decades of the 20th century, it continued into the 1990s in Mexico. Note the soldier...

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View Resource Pay Window on Railroad Paycar in Mexico (editor's title)
Paycar pay window

Close-up view of a National Railways of Mexico (NdeM) paycar on the NdeM's mainline between Laredo, Texas and Mexico City in November 1962. Railroads across North American once used paycars to pay their employees who worked in remote areas. Note the cashier with paper money in his hand. For more information, see record 1805.

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View Resource Santa Fe Railway Operator at Lubbock, Texas (editor's title)
AT&SF operator A. V. Roberts

Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railway train order operator A. V. Roberts at Lubbock, Texas, on November 19, 1963. Roberts is talking to a train over the company radio, which is the blue box under the clipboard at right. The phone to his left was a direct line to the dispatcher. Note the blank train orders in the tall cabinet at left and the completed train orders in the desk. Train orders were used...

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View Resource Handing up Train Orders at Mentzer, Ohio (editor's title)
NYC freight taking orders

Operator handing up orders to New York Central freight train at Mentzer, Ohio, in 1964. The consequences of human error on the railroad can be very serious. As an employee, you have to know that others are "heads-up" and will do their job properly just as they need to know that you will. That's as true today as it was when train movements were directed by written orders handed up to passing trains...

View Resource Operator Teaches Railroading and Photography, 1 of 2 (editor's title)
UP train taking orders at Tacoma

First of a two-photo series showing a southward Union Pacific freight train taking orders at UP Junction in Tacoma, Washington in September 1970. In this photo, Burlington Northern operator Bud Emmons is shown "hooping up" orders to the train's engineer in the locomotive. Emmons then traded places with the young photographer. Go to the second photo for the rest of the story.

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