“WHEEL STICK” QUESTION’S ANSWER IS HERE
Courtesy of Don Strack, we now know what a “wheel-stick” is used for. Thanks Don!
Railroad photographers did not just wander around the property taking snapshots of the employees. If so, why then was this photograph taken? My guess is it is part of the Railroad’s investigation of an insurance claim case. Many of the most rare and valuable pictures in Bob Darwin’s great book “Cheyenne” are made from UPRR photographs taken as part of such investigations.
Posted on December 23, 2011, in ART AND CRAFTSMANSHIP OF THE DRAFTSMAN, TRIVIA FROM THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD DRAWING COLLECTION, UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD HISTORY IN DRAWINGS, UNUSUAL DRAWINGS IN THE UPRR DRAWING COLLECTION and tagged ART AND CRAFTSMANSHIP OF THE DRAFTSMAN, TRIVIA FROM THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD DRAWING COLLECTION, UNUSUAL DRAWINGS IN THE UPRR DRAWING COLLECTION. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.