Northern Pacific Railway diesel shop employees, Auburn, 1948
|Title||Northern Pacific Railway diesel shop employees, Auburn, 1948 |
|Caption||The first diesel electric locomotive repair shop on a US Railroad was built in Auburn by the Northern Pacific Railway in 1944. Railroad officials from throughout the US and many foreign countries came to study the facility and new facility and its maintenance procedures applicable to diesel locomotives which were just then beginning to replace steam power.|
The photograph shows Auburn diesel shop employees on the occasion of their 1200-day unbroken safety record - no reportable injuries during that time.
People in the photograph: left to right, bottom to top: Gus Nelson, Guy Wickham, Harold Bourn, Harold Krie, Fred Schroeder, J.S. Atkinson, Donald Arbogast, Scotty Waugh, Don Hash, Bob Johnson, F.B. Childs, Tony Susnar, Joe Carrifre;
second row: Lou Colburn, D. Freeman, L.G. Hess, Frank McGuire, Glen Warrick, Sam Scalise, Barney Knolls, Bill Ludwig, N.H. Bidelman, R. Phillips, Charles Eininger, Ken Leen, Bill Henry, Harold Burch, Roy Gustaves;
third row: Fred Radtke, G. Stoddard, C.J. Martin, Jack Christenson, Steve Polich, J.B. Wagner, J. Wright, Joe Huff, Charles Roy Gustaves.
|Notes||Sign in image: Auburn Diesel House, Safety Record Started October 16, 1944, Unbroken Safety Record 1200 Days, 'A Clean Slate for 1948.'|
On note filed with image: these names are correct as to a left to right listing of personnel beginning with left row bottom, Gus Nelson etc. The only exception is Last two persons (right side) in second row are Harold Burch and Roy Gustaves.
Source of caption information: notes filed with image and White River Valley Museum staff.
|Subjects||Northern Pacific Railway Company--People--Washington (State)--Auburn|
Northern Pacific Railway Company--Facilities--Washington (State)--Auburn
Railroad employees--Washington (State)--Auburn
Railroad shops & yards--Washington (State)--Auburn
|Classification||Auburn, WA/Transportation/Railroads |
|Personal Names||Arbogast, Donald|
Bidelman, N H
Gustaves, Charles Roy
|Places||United States--Washington (State)--Auburn |
|Digital Collection||White River Valley Museum Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||2209 |
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|Repository||White River Valley Museum (Auburn) |
|Physical Description||1 photographic print: b&w; 6 x 10 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||A photographic print was scanned 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. |