|Title||Men assembling a railroad car at Pacific Car and Foundry factory, Renton, August 1941 |
|Caption||Pacific Car and Foundry (later called PACCAR) originally made its name building railroad cars for the logging industry. Between 1920 and 1939, the firm's sales of railroad cars dropped from 88% of its business to only 4%. This changed in 1941 when the Pacific Fruit Express Company ordered 1, 000 refrigerated freight cars from Pacific Car. In August 1941, the mile-long assembly line turned out a finished car every 40 minutes.|
In this August 1941 photo, taken inside the Pacific Car and Foundry railroad car plant, workmen assemble a car for Pacific Fruit Express. A crane has lifted one side of the car onto the wheeled carriage.
|Notes||Handwritten on sleeve: RENTON, Wash., Pacific Car and Foundry Co.|
Caption by MOHAI staff.
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): August 22, 1941.
|Subjects||Factories--Washington (State)--Renton; Laborers--Washington (State)--Renton; Railroad cars--Washington (State)--Renton; Pacific Car and Foundry Company (Renton, Wash.) |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Renton |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.6756.2 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI) |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Collection |
|Physical Description||1 acetate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 640 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |