Clinton, Iowa. April 1943. "Chicago & North Western Railroad. Women wipers at the roundhouse cleaning one of the giant H-class locomotives." In the red bandanna: Marcella Hart, seen here in a few other posts. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.
Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: Women Wipers: 1943; There were women still performing these jobs in the early 60's. Most were hired during the manpower shortage caused by WWII and stayed through their retirement.
Wow!!! Serious double rainbow action over Clinton, Iowa. Picture credit to Lisa Smith.