Oct 19, 2008

Train Brakeman

to locate this image on the American Memory website use search terms SWING, BRAKEMAN, CAJONA railway brakeman standing atop a train in March 1943. The caption for this photo says it was taken near Cajon, California.

Explains photographer Jack Delano: "Brakemen ride the trains in this way during the entire descent from Summit to San Bernardino."

One wonders what today's health and safety authorities would say about such a practice :-)

[American Memory link]
to locate this image, use search terms: swing, brakeman, cajon