|Title||Railroad brakeman signaling engineer, Seattle, February 23, 1947 |
|Caption||At 3:00 pm sharp on February 23, 1947, the Great Northern Railway's fast new Empire Builder pulled out of Seattle's King Street Station on its inaugural run to Chicago. City and railroad company officials broke bottles of water from Puget Sound and the Mississippi River over the engine. Then Flag Brakeman Robert A. Childers gave the signal to Engineer A.B. Gairns to open the throttle and start the trip.|
This photo, taken February 23, 1947, shows Brakeman Childers standing near the rear of the Empire Builder as he signals the train's engineer in the cab of the locomotive.
|Notes||Lettering on train: Great Northern.|
The Great Northern Railway is sometimes referred to as the Great Northern Railroad.
Handwritten on negative: R.A. Childers - brakeman, G.N. Streamliner, 1st trip.
Handwritten on sleeve: Railroads - Great Northern (First trip of streamliner - Empire Builder), with Michael Dederer, William F. Devin, F.J. Gavin, Thomas Balmer, R.A. Childers.
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): February 20, 1947.
|Subjects||Railroad employees--Washington (State)--Seattle; Railroad cars--Washington (State)--Seattle; Uniforms--Washington (State)--Seattle; Great Northern Railway Company (U.S.) |
|Personal Names||Childers, Robert A. |
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Seattle|
Pioneer Square (Seattle, Wash.)
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||PI25153 |
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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 safety film negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from print made from original negative as a 3000 pixel TIFF image in 8-bit grayscale, resized to 600 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop 6.0 and its JPEG quality measurement 3. |