A Yard Switchman at Work

During his layover at Needles, California, Jack Delano took advantage of the time to mosey about the yard. He documented this view of a Santa Fe switchman, Mr. W.E. McCaniel, as he passed by while switching cars. Though it’s March of 1943, apparently it’s comfortable in Needles this time of year judging from the short sleeves McCaniel is attired in.

Yard Switchman at Work

1 thought on “A Yard Switchman at Work

  1. Dig that old Tank car.
    Reminds me of the Type 21 cars I built in the 1980’s.
    And Great shots over at MHM.Com.
    Enid, OK. has one of the old Tank cars in Museum of Oklahoma yard.
    Thank you sir,

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