Mrs. Viola Sievers, one of the wipers at the roundhouse giving a giant "H" class locomotive a bath of live steam, Clinton, Iowa. Mrs. Sievers is the sole support of her mother and has a son-in-law in the Army (LOC)

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    Mrs. Viola Sievers, one of the wipers at the roundhouse giving a giant "H" class locomotive a bath of live steam, Clinton, Iowa. Mrs. Sievers is the sole support of her mother and has a son-in-law in the Army

    1943 April

    1 transparency : color.

    Notes:
    Title from FSA or OWI agency caption.
    Transfer from U.S. Office of War Information, 1944.

    Subjects:
    Chicago and North Western Railway Company
    World War, 1939-1945
    Railroad locomotives
    Railroad construction & maintenance
    Women
    Railroad employees
    United States--Iowa--Clinton

    Format: Transparencies--Color

    Rights Info: No known restrictions on publication.

    Repository: Library of Congress, Prints and Photographs Division, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA, hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.print

    Part Of: Farm Security Administration - Office of War Information Collection 12002-13 (DLC) 93845501

    General information about the FSA/OWI Color Photographs is available at hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/pp.fsac

    Higher resolution image is available (Persistent URL): hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/fsac.1a34807
    hdl.loc.gov/loc.pnp/cph.3j00094

    Call Number: LC-USW36-643

    Maanskyn, Olly C, frannyglasss, and 81 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. jdavis417 76 months ago | reply

      Title: Steamin' Madam at Dirt

    2. tech2321 70 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called Clinton Iowa, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    3. Morven 65 months ago | reply

      Class H were 4-8-4 "Northern" locomotives used in both freight and passenger service. They were delivered in 1929 and rebuilt in 1940, and were apparently some of the largest Northerns ever built.

      (from www.steamlocomotive.com/northern/cnw.shtml)

    4. BigBean 64 months ago | reply

      Hi, this photo has been mentioned in a discussion thread in the Flickr Commons group, and we'd love to have this added to the group pool!

      --
      Seen in a discussion of Flickr Commons. (?)

    5. Lú_ 63 months ago | reply

      This image has been used in Rob Ketcherside's indicommons.org 'Across the Commons' post Clean Up Yer Mess.


    6. Sim's pics 47 months ago | reply

      Amazing picture. A vast machine and a dirty job!

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