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The Shopton Shops: 1943

The Shopton Shops: 1943

March 1943. Fort Madison, Iowa. "In the train control room at the Shopton shops of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe Railroad. Testing pneumatic train control equipment. This rack is used for testing about eight different parts of the apparatus." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.



Give this one a "Hot Guys" tag, please!

I wonder if this fella has any unmarried great-grandsons?


Did Shorpy Photoshop this Shopton shops shot?

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I immediately thought of veteran character actor George Chandler, who baby boomers may remember as Uncle Petrie Martin in the second Lassie TV series, as well as hundreds of other movie and TV roles between 1928 and 1979. My favorite was as wayward son Chester in the W.C. Fields short comedy "The Fatal Glass of Beer."

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