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I've been working on the railroad

A cache by Wellzez4 Send Message to Owner Message this owner
Hidden : 11/29/2010
In Iowa, United States
1 out of 5
1 out of 5

Size: Size: micro (micro)

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Geocache Description:

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.

Interior of Car Shops Clinton, IA

Clinton Car Shops carman welds a damaged 40' boxcar. 1957

Clinton Car Shops circa 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.

Clinton Car Shops circa 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

Clinton Car Shops circa 1943

~for more about the railroad and other interesting history of Clinton CLICK HERE~


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Last Updated: on 10/11/2015 6:46:29 AM Pacific Daylight Time (1:46 PM GMT)
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Coordinates are in the WGS84 datum