|Section men would assist crews who came in for|
rail replacement .
|Sectionmen on break during spring flooding|
repairs , Snake Creek 1948-Spring always involved
plenty of repairs after the cold northern winters. The water is too high yet for the blackfies.
This velocipede makes it's way slowly along submerged track . This hand pumped vehicle was the main means of transportation for sectionmen . It would carry tools , drinking water , the crew and their lunchpails along their section of track . A few years after this picture was taken , motor cars replaced the velocipede and sections got larger. Both vehicles were used in all seasons , all weathers and under all conditions .
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