Re: Cornel University collection


Tim O'Connor
 

Dave

I just assumed everyone knew about this photo collection - many of them are stunning, wonderful, and rare.

They were (mostly?) taken by railroad workers - union members - to document their craft and working conditions.
At the time railroads were trying very hard to downsize crews and eliminate yard jobs.

Tim O'Connor



On 4/29/2019 3:56 PM, Dave Nelson wrote:

1655 photographs from the US Presidents railroad commission, all in 1960 (I’m assume 1960 inclusive is out cutoff date). All subjects, incl. freight cars.

 

https://digital.library.cornell.edu/?f%5Bcollection_tesim%5D%5B%5D=U.S.+President%27s+Railroad+Commission+Photographs

 

Enjoy.

 

Dave Nelson



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Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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