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Shorpy Historical Photo Archive :: A. Gerdee: 1943 - - April A. Gerdee of 3251 Maypole Street, Chicago, a switchman at the Proviso Yard of the Chicago & North Western Railroad. Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano, Office of War Information

Cajon, California. Group of American Indian workers who were employed on a section gang working on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad tracks

Group of American Indian workers who were employed on a section gang working on the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad tracks

Bill London December 1942. Melrose Park, Illinois. "Chicago & North Western RR. William London has been a railroad worker 25 years -- now working at the roundhouse at the Proviso yards." 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

William London has been a railroad worker 25 years -- now working at the roundhouse at the Proviso yards." Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information.

Striking color images capture the grit of 1940s rail workers

Striking color images capture the grit of 1940s rail workers

Cicero, Illinois. A switchman at the Clyde yard of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad

A switchman at the Clyde yard of the Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad

Oiling the Iron Horse

Man oiling the Iron Horse which hauls the Now Speed King of the Rails. The Baltimore and Ohio's New Train.

Argentine, near Kansas City, Kansas. Floyd C. McKillip, switchman, in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway yards. The paper stuck in his cap is a switch list 1943

Argentine, near Kansas City, Kansas. Floyd C. McKillip, switchman, in the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railway yards. The paper stuck in his cap is a switch list 1943

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