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Railroads, The Gallery

Manhattan Limited: 1943

February 1943. "Chicago, Illinois. One of the Pennsylvania Railroad's giant '6100' class [T1 prototype] engines pulling out of Union Station on the 'Manhattan Limited' run." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

February 1943. "Chicago, Illinois. One of the Pennsylvania Railroad's giant '6100' class [T1 prototype] engines pulling out of Union Station on the 'Manhattan Limited' run." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

VRR: 1943

February 1943. "Chicago, Illinois. In the interlocking tower at Union Station. It is here that all inbound and outbound traffic is controlled. The men work entirely by the board, hardly ever looking out of a window to see an actual train." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

February 1943. "Chicago, Illinois. In the interlocking tower at Union Station. It is here that all inbound and outbound traffic is controlled. The men work entirely by the board, hardly ever looking out of a window to see an actual train." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Switchcraft: 1943

March 1943. "Chicago, Illinois. Switchmen riding one of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe diesel switch engines." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

March 1943. "Chicago, Illinois. Switchmen riding one of the Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe diesel switch engines." Photo by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Stop, Look, Listen: 1943

June 1943. "New Britain, Connecticut, is home to many essential war industries. A woman railroad crossing watcher letting down the gates until the train passes." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

June 1943. "New Britain, Connecticut, is home to many essential war industries. A woman railroad crossing watcher letting down the gates until the train passes." 4x5 inch acetate negative by Gordon Parks for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

TICKETS: 1943

April 1943. "San Augustine, Texas. Story of a small town. The waiting room in the railroad station." Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

April 1943. "San Augustine, Texas. Story of a small town. The waiting room in the railroad station." Acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Icing on the Freight: 1943

January 1943. "Icing platform of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad. Blue Island Yard south of Chicago." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

January 1943. "Icing platform of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad. Blue Island Yard south of Chicago." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

The Woman in the Window: 1943

May 1943. "Beaumont, Texas. Wartime occupational replacement by women in men's traditional jobs. Lady in signal tower who operates block signals for railroad crossing." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

May 1943. "Beaumont, Texas. Wartime occupational replacement by women in men's traditional jobs. Lady in signal tower who operates block signals for railroad crossing." Medium format acetate negative by John Vachon for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Blue Island Yard: 1943

January 1943. Riverdale, Illinois. "Blue Island Yard of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad with view of the icing platform." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

January 1943. Riverdale, Illinois. "Blue Island Yard of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad with view of the icing platform." Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Red Comb Feeds: 1943

January 1943. Riverdale, Illinois. "Freight operations of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad. Grain elevator and mill at a siding of the Harbor Belt's Blue Island Yard south of Chicago." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

January 1943. Riverdale, Illinois. "Freight operations of the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad. Grain elevator and mill at a siding of the Harbor Belt's Blue Island Yard south of Chicago." Medium format acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Feed Me: 1943

January 1943. "Nelson, Illinois. Chicago and North Western Railroad freight en route from Clinton, Iowa, to Chicago. Stopping for coal and water to give passenger trains the right of way." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

January 1943. "Nelson, Illinois. Chicago and North Western Railroad freight en route from Clinton, Iowa, to Chicago. Stopping for coal and water to give passenger trains the right of way." Acetate negative by Jack Delano for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Heart of Cleveland: 1950

Summer 1950. "Heart of downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and Union Terminal Group (Terminal Tower and Hotel Cleveland)." Gelatin silver print by Carl McDow. View full size.

Summer 1950. "Heart of downtown Cleveland, Ohio, and Union Terminal Group (Terminal Tower and Hotel Cleveland)." Gelatin silver print by Carl McDow. View full size.

 

Rolling Coal: 1942

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Champion No. 1 cleaning plant. Loaded coal cars ready for market." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Champion No. 1 cleaning plant. Loaded coal cars ready for market." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Mantrip: 1942

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Westland coal mine. 'Mantrip' going into a drift mine." Acetate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Westland coal mine. 'Mantrip' going into a drift mine." Acetate negative by John Collier for the Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Clean Energy: 1942

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Champion No. 1 coal cleaning plant. Loading cars with clean coal." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania (vicinity). Champion No. 1 coal cleaning plant. Loading cars with clean coal." Photo by John Collier, Office of War Information. View full size.

 

Information Retrieval: 1942

November 1942. "Washington, D.C. Clerk and ticket seller searching for reservations at the Union Station." Acetate negative by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

November 1942. "Washington, D.C. Clerk and ticket seller searching for reservations at the Union Station." Acetate negative by Gordon Parks, Office of War Information. View full size.

 
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