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View Resource Wartime Engine Wiper, Mrs. Viola Sievers (editor's title)
Engine wiper, Mrs. Viola Sievers

Mrs. Viola Sievers, one of the wipers at the roundhouse giving a giant "H" class locomotive a bath of live steam at Clinton, Iowa, in April 1943. Mrs. Sievers was the sole support of her mother and had a son-in-law in the Army. Steam locomotive #3034 was a 4-8-4 built by Baldwin in December 1929. It was rebuilt on September 12, 1947, as Class H-1 and retired on May 13, 1953.

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34807
View Resource Yardmaster's office at the Receiving Yard, C&NW RR, Chicago (editor's title)
Interior, C&NW yard office

Kodachrome view of the interior of the yardmaster's office at Yard 9 of the Chicago & North Western Railway's Proviso Yard, the C&NW's major classification yard in the Chicago area. It is now an important yard for the C&NW's successor, Union Pacific. Yard 9 was then, and is now, the receiving yard. The yardmaster is recalled by James Zito, a longtime C&NW employee and executive, as "Baldy"...

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34620
View Resource Signal Maintenance Helper (editor's title)
Harry vander Schilden

Portrait of Harry Vander Schilden, a signal maintenance helper at Illinois Central Railroad's 12th Street yard in Chicago, Illinois, on Armistice Day 1942. Vander Schilden (1924-95) went to work for the IC after high school until joining the Navy about 1943. During a leave, he and Elaine, his wife of nearly 50 years, married. After the war, he didn't go back to the railroad, but worked for an...

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d09810
View Resource Railroad Blacksmith's Helper (editor's title)
Daniel Anastazia

Color portrait of Daniel Anastasio, a blacksmith's helper for the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific Railroad at Blue Island, Illinois, in 1943, taken for the Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information. (The surname is spelled "Anastazia" in Library of Congress records.) His obituary indicates that he also worked as a fireman for the Rock Island. Anastasio (1896-1973) was born in Italy,...

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34795
View Resource A Conductor and His Train (editor's title)
Conductor Daniel Sinise and locomotive

Daniel Sinise of Blue Island, Illinois, poses beside locomotive 307 of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, a line that transferred freight cars to and from yards of mainline railroads in Chicago, and served industries in the Chicago area. Its headquarters were in Gibson, Indiana. Sinise (1900-79) worked as a conductor out of the yard in Riverdale, Illinois; he was known as "King" by his crew. A...

http://hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsa.8d25464
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