Talky Tuesday #59

Last week’s “WW #87” is a nice portrait of the #119, likely at Towanda. The engine looks freshly shopped, possibly from the Lehigh Valley facilities at Sayre. The boiler jacket looks to be painted in an odd color, though this may be a trick of the light and spectral properties of the B&W film used to shoot the photo.

In front of the engine is the head-end crew. I do not know the identity of the fireman on the left. In the center is engineer Eli Chilson, and on the right I believe is brakeman Steve VanGorder.

2 Thoughts on “Talky Tuesday #59

  1. M. Walter on October 29, 2016 at 08:44 said:

    The odd boiler jacket color seems to appear in WW#86 and WW#87, could it possibly be that locomotive had a Russian Iron (light blue-ish) or a green tinted paint?

    • on October 31, 2016 at 18:31 said:

      That’s a thought, but I figure that Russia iron would be unusual by the 1930’s. I’ve always thought that was an 1860’s-1890’s thing. Maybe not.

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