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Photo of the Month - May 2009

 Off to  Work


        Six men on a pump car.  This photo came without a caption in a small collection of Columbus, Newark and Zanesville photos.  It is an interurban line and judging from the terrain it could be the CN&Z.  The track looks new and still needs to have track bonds added at the rail joints for the electrical ground return.  The trolley wire is hard to see, but it is there.

        The men have their lunch boxes and some tools, ready for a day's work.  Having pumped one of these pump cars before I can tell you it is hard work especially going up that grade behind the men.

        This photo shows real railroading 1890's style.        

Photo from Donald A. Kaiser Collection.