I've been working on the railroad
In Iowa, United States
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My how this area has changed in a short time. This cache is placed near the site of the CNW Clinton Car Shops. A lot of change has happened in this area, and a lot of change is yet to come, but let's not forget our history.
This cache is pretty much a park and grab so will be easy to get the smilie, so spend a little time catching up on some of Clinton's history before you run out and grab it! ~
Interior of the fabricating and erecting shop at Clinton. The four-track building had a capacity for repairing and constructing 60 freight cars. 1957 photo from the C&NW Public relations Department. C&NW Historical Society Archives collection.
Clinton Car Shops carman welds a damaged 40' boxcar. 1957
A carman using a stencil and a spray gun to paint the then-new CNW "Railway" logo on an eleven year old rivet-side 40' boxcar at the Clinton Shops in 1959.
Mrs. Viola Sievers, one of the wipers at the roundhouse giving a giant "H" class locomotive a bath of live steam, Clinton, Iowa. Mrs. Sievers was the sole support of her mother and had a son-in-law in the Army. April 1943
~for more about the railroad and other interesting history of Clinton CLICK HERE~
~ CONGRATS TO COSMIC*CACHERS ON FTF ~
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