SHORPY: 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.
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).