IN SERVICE TO A NATION : MEN AND MACHINES OF THE SOUTHERN RAILWAY, 1947

This article presents a narrative of the Southern Railroad's transition from steam to diesel in the years directly after World War II, inspired by the photographs of renowned documentary photographer Sol Libsohn, taken on assignment for Standard Oil in 1947 during a month's observations of everyday operations on lines between Washington, D.C. and Spencer, North Carolina. The Southern's conversion to diesel had many wide-ranging effects not just on the railroad's operations, but on work practices, job structures and other sociological elements. The effects were amplified by the important role that the Southern, and all railroads, played in the nation's economic, industrial and social organization.

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    Kalmbach Publishing Company

    21027 Crossroads Circle
    P.O. Box 1612
    Waukesha, WI  United States  53187-1612
  • Publication Date: 2003-10

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Photos;
  • Pagination: p. 52-61
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00965040
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2003 12:00AM