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Santa Fe R.R. train stopping for coal and water

AT&SF steam freight in New Mexico
Santa Fe Railway steam freight train stopping for coal and water at Laguna, New Mexico in March 1943. Steam locomotives required frequent servicing, so when necessary the railroads constructed facilities, and sometimes even entire towns, in rural areas.
Source Library of Congress
Coverage Spatial, Laguna, New Mexico; Temporal, March 1943
Rights Library of Congress
Date Created 1943-10-03
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Depicted Railroad
Location Laguna, New Mexico
Creator Description Jack Delano had careers as both a photographer for the Farm Security Administration, beginning in 1942, and a composer of music, who grew up on Puerto Rican folk songs. Born in Russia, he came to the U.S. in 1923. He graduated from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts in 1932, and got a job with the Farm Security Administration because of an impressive photographic project about mining conditions in the Pennsylvania anthracite area. As part of an FSA project he visited Puerto Rico and settled there in 1946. He photographed railroads extensively for the FSA and its successor, the Office of War Information.
Collection Farm Security Administration-Office of War Information
Image ID LC-USW36-686
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