MAY CONTAIN NUTS
HOME
 
JUMP TO PAGE   100  >  200  >  300  >  400  >  500  >  600
VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • NATIONAL PARK POSTERS
 

Shorpy members who are Patreon contributors get an ad-free experience! (Mostly -- there's still an ad above the comments.) Sign up or learn more.

Carbon County: 1940

Carbon County: 1940

March 1940. "Snow shed over Union Pacific tracks. Carbon County, Wyoming." Photo by Arthur Rothstein for the Farm Security Administration. View full size.

 

On Shorpy:
Today’s Top 5

Turain

The prairie to the north rises above the tracks which allows the wind to blow snow over the tracks.

Old Snow

On the right side of the picture looks like old snow drifts from earlier in the winter. I know in Arkansas January 1940 was in the top 5 coldest Januarys of record keeping.

Prairie Avalanches?

Rather than to protect tracks from being swept away by avalanches, as in the mountains, this "Level Fall Shed" was built to protect tracks on the prairie in locations that are known to be particularly prone to heavy drifting of snow.

Syndicate content  Shorpy.com is a vintage photography site featuring thousands of high-definition images from the 1850s to 1950s. The site is named after Shorpy Higginbotham, a teenage coal miner who lived 100 years ago. Contact us | Privacy policy | Site © 2021 Shorpy Inc.