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View Resource Flanged Wheel on Steel Rail
Flanged wheel on steel rail

Closeup view of steel meeting steel, with a section of the journal box on the upper left and a well lighted section of the ballast, probably taken the Detroit, Toledo & Ironton yard at Flat Rock, Michigan, 24.9 miles south of Detroit. The photographer's decision to show only a small segment of each element and his use of light give the image dramatic composition.

View Resource Pipes and Elbows for Interlocking Tower (editor's title)
Pipes and elbows for interlocking tower

A dozen sets of pipes and elbows, with some ties at the right, with light reflecting brightly off the elbows, a system that by then was vanishing and about to be replaces by remotely controlled electronic systems. The pipes are connected to an interlocking machine in the Tiffin, Ohio, tower, which is not visible. The Baltimore & Ohio operated the tower at a junction with the Pennsylvania...

View Resource Steam Locomotive Wheels (editor's title)
New Haven locomotive shops

Three or four pairs of steam locomotive wheels, one set being hoisted, at the New York, New Haven & Hartford Shops at Readville, Massachusetts, where the line performed all heavy steam engine rebuilds. A face at the upper left is likely that of the operator.

View Resource First Santa Fe Warbonnet (editor's title)
Front of Santa Fe streamlined locomotive

A foreshortened portrait of one of the Santa Fe Railway's early streamlined diesel locomotives, lit by full sun. The locomotive was designed as part of the Super Chief, "a name world-famous as a synonym with de luxe and speedy travel," according to Beebe. He took the photograph for his book, "Highliners: A Railroad Album" (1940), that emphasized railroad drama. Santa Fe's streamliner, known as the...

View Resource Service for Side Rods
Workers servicing the side rods of a Union Pacific steam passenger locomotive

Two members of a Union Pacific crew lubricating the side-rod bearings on an intermediate drive wheel of a 4-8-2 attached to the Overland Limited at Laramine, Wyoming. The worker on the left is feeding grease cartridges into the automatic grease gun and the worker on the right is holding more cartridges. The men wear caps; the one on the left wears bib overalls and a dark shirt and the one on the...

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