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Proviso Yard: 1942

Proviso Yard: 1942

December 1942. Proviso Yard, Chicago & North Western R.R. "A train, or 'cut,' being pushed out of a receiving yard toward the hump. A brakeman rides each train to signal the engineer in the locomotive at the rear." View full size. 4x5 Kodachrome transparency by Jack Delano, Office of War Information.

 

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DOT placard?

Look at the white diamonds on the tanker, looks a LOT like a DOT placard.

I didn't realize they already had the DOT hazardous materials placards back in 1942? I was under the impression that the placard system wasn't started until the early 60's.

[There was no DOT in the 1940s -- the Department of Transportation was established in 1966. The current system of hazmat placards, hinged in the middle with a four-digit number on them, goes back to the Hazardous Materials Transportation Act of 1975. In the 1940s, tank cars full of gasoline might have a DANGEROUS placard (below), with skull and crossbones. - Dave]

How it was.

Cold, icy, and dangerous.

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