Needles: 1943

NeedlesCal1943SHORPY: Needles: 1943. March 1943. “Needles, California. A general view of the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe rail yard.” Photo by Jack Delano, Office of War Information.

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Couple of things: The guys shoveling the sand out of the gondola is interesting and might make for a ‘mini scene’. The great assortment of different rolling stock in the yard is a wonderful reference (IMO).

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Retired from the Army in 2006. Served during Vietnam - 1969-1972 as as 72B - Communications Center Specialist (Teletype Operator). Got out .. and went back in 1987 as a 19K - Armor Vehicle Crewman - (M1/M1A1 tanker) getting out in Korea in 1999. Went into the Reserves .. got mobilized in 2001 .. stayed active until my retirement with 20 years in 2006.

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