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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.

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"...

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...

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,...

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...

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