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Cable Load

Bob Chaparro
 

This photo is from the Norfolk Southern Archive. The Archive is a collection of company photos from Norfolk Southern and its legacy railroads on this website:

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/archive

Cable Load

https://norfolksouthern.tumblr.com/post/146353477102/its-throwbackthursday-in-1962-southern-railway

Caption:

"In 1962, Southern Railway celebrated an exceptionally large shipment of telephone cable with a photo shoot. 156,000 feet of Superior Cable were shipped from Hickory, North Carolina, to #Alaska. An unnamed model is smiling in this posed shot, despite her hooded parka and the 90 degree Carolina weather.

Southern carried the cable as far as East St. Louis, Missouri. It was then shipped over other rail lines to Seattle, Washington. The cable traveled by steamboat to Anchorage, Alaska, where it was put back on railcars and traveled about forty miles northeast to the city of Palmer. The customer, Matanuska Telephone Association, is still in business today and brings telephone service to rural South-Central Alaska."

Bob Chaparro

Hemet, CA