Break time for railroad section crew, ca. 1929

Purchase a reproduction of this item on VintageMaineImages.com.

Description

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.


Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.