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View Resource Telegraph Corps at Work near Weber Canyon
Telegraph Corps near Weber Canyon, Utah

A dozen or so men and a dog near Weber Canyon, Utah, where the men were extending the telegraph line. A dog lies on the hand car on the tracks. A "boss" in a suit with gestures in a congratulatory way to a worker atop a telegraph pole in the foreground. Another worker appears on a pole in the background. The poles have not been strung with wire.

View Resource Chinese Laborers on a Handcar
Chinese laborers on handcar, Central Pacific

Three Chinese men in laborers' clothing atop a handcar, with a well-dressed young American male standing on the ground at the right. The expressions on the faces of the Chinese and the American demonstrate that this was a posed photo, probably made for the benefit of the American. The photo was taken during construction of the Central Pacific between Bakersfield and Los Angeles. Chinese immigrant...

View Resource Luther G. Smith
Luther G. Smith, in his office in Harrisburg, Pa.

Luther G. Smith (1870-1938), who founded the BR&CF in 1912, is shown here in his office in Harrisburg, Pennsylvnia. He served as president from 1918 until his death. The BRCF's mission is to provide job income protection when its members are “held out of service” for discipline. Smith started his career as a Pennsylvania Railroad fireman, and also worked as a locomotive engineer. Employee a...

View Resource Canadian Pacific Railway Compound Mallet Steam Locomotive no. 5752 and Crew (editor's title)
Canadian Pacific 0-6-6-0 Mallet locomotive no. 5752 and crew

Canadian Pacific Railway compound Mallet steam locomotive no. 5752 and engine crew. The locomotive is one of six 0-6-6-0s built by the road's Angus Shops in Montreal in 1909 for pusher service over the Canadian Rockies on the 2.2% grade out of Field, British Columbia. Note the unusual design of mounting all four cylinders in the middle of the locomotive. While the design was at least somewhat...

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