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Career Track: 1943

Career Track: 1943

February 1943. "Women in essential services. Women railroad workers take over the care and maintenance of freight and passenger trains in the Southern Pacific Company yards at San Francisco, California." Medium-format negative by Ann Rosener for the Office of War Information. View full size.


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If that fellow is an employee of the Union Pacific, he's working two jobs, since this is on the Southern Pacific.
The multicolored tender on the right side of the photo is one of the nearly new GS locomotives that powered the Daylight trains along the coast.
I really like these photos of women at work during the war. Great ladies, all of 'em.

She's adding water

to a Southern Pacific "Pacific", class P-6, 4-6-2 wheel arrangement, in case you were wondering.


I suspect the two men on the right side of the image are Ann Rosener's escorts to provide her the needed access to the railroad yard. The man with the hat could be a Union Pacific employee. The other man appears to be holding her tripod since she is probably not using it for this photo with the low camera viewpoint.

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