Break time for railroad section crew, ca. 1929

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A Sandy River & Rangeley Lakes Railroad section crew was responsible for conducting periodic inspections and maintenance on their assigned section of track. The handcar was the primary means of transportation to get the crew up and down the section. The crew needed to be prepared to remove it from the rails whenever a train approached.

The men are named on the back of this photo as: Wallace "Wiggles" Welch, Roy "Wez" Witherell and Ned McCourt.

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  • Title: Break time for railroad section crew, ca. 1929
  • Creation Date: circa 1929
  • Subject Date: circa 1929
  • Location: Franklin County, ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 14 cm
  • Local Code: ED.01.066.354
  • Object Type: Image

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Strong Historical Society
PO Box 133, Strong, ME 04983
(207) 684-3613

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