Rare "Lehigh Valley Railroad" Group Photo of 27 Railroad Car Inspectors !!! Winter Scene with Icicles dripping down from their Work Shop's Roof with Period Clothing & Hats Circa 1870's to 1910.
Mauch Chunk , Carbon County, Pa. was also the Founding father of the Railroad & Canal Company's home town of Asa Packer.
Original "Sepia Tone Printed Photo" image measures 8 1/4 inches Long by 5 3/4 inches High. Photo area is mounted on original photographers 10 by 8 inch thin studio board with a Gold Lined Border Trim.
Frame Outside Measurements are 12 3/4 inches long by 10 3/4 inches high. Frame has Faux Tortoise Shell painted border, and faded Gold & Black trim.
Weight : 1 Pound and 12.6 Ounces.
Someone valued this photo enough to cut down and sacrifice an embossed Leather Bound Horse Head Photo Album Cover to use as a Backboard.
Railroad Car Inspectors definition :
Inspected railroad cars for structural defects and tests mechanical equipment, such as brakes, air hoses, and couplings to ensure that they are in operating condition: Observes cars from elevated platform or from ground as cars roll by, or climbs aboard train to test equipment and to locate defects. Examines car roofs, ice hatches, brake beams, doors, and floors for structural defects and obstructions. Turns hand wheel to test brakes and ascertain that they are in operating condition. Inspects and tests air hoses for leakage. Inspects wheel trucks for dragging equipment. Opens journal boxes to determine that they are filled with grease. Prepares reports on findings, indicating number of car and type of repair required.