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Section 02 - Highwood Work

5-Interior view of new car inspection shop at Highwood - No Date (NSL Photo)

7-Interior view of Highwood Truck and Machine Shop - No Date (NSL Photo)

8-Wheel Lathe at Highwood Shop - No Date (NSL Photo)

9-Men leaning out of plow truck clearing snow at Highwood - No Date (NSL Photo)

10-Men shoveling snow into dump truck at Highwood - No Date (NSL Photo)

11-Men shoveling snow into dump truck at Highwood - No Date (NSL Photo)

13-Truck plowing snow at Highwood, with men and Car (possibly #174) in background - No Date (NSL Photo)

16-Men posed for photo at Highwood - No Date (NSL Photo)

17-Man leaning on crossing gate mechanism - No Date (NSL Photo)

18-Man pouring what appears to be axle support bearing for traction motor inside Highwood shop - No Date (NSL Photo)

19-Stove man boarding car #191 at Highwood. (Oreste Cesari: stove man, inspection) - No Date (NSL Photo)

20-Signalman measuring mast size at shop, large group of signal masts - No Date (NSL Photo)

21-Close up of snow sweeper broom in winter - No Date (NSL Photo)

22-A man and woman look at plants - No Date (NSL Photo)

23-A man works on a switch stand lamp - No Date (NSL Photo)

24-Several young men play on grass - No Date (NSL Photo)

25-A man works on a traction motor armature in a lathe - No Date (NSL Photo)

26-Two men and a young child play horseshoes - No Date (NSL Photo)

27-Group of workmen posed on grass - No Date (NSL Photo)

28-A man rings a bell on the side of the Madison St gate tower - No Date (NSL Photo)

29-Four workmen use a hand operated winch to load a large track frog into a truck - No Date (NSL Photo)

31-Two wire wheels in the snow - No Date (NSL Photo)

32-Men climb a ladder and work to trim a tree - No Date (NSL Photo)

34-A man, possibly in a sign painting shop, rubber bands a paint brush - No Date (NSL Photo)

35-A man in an armstrong lever signal tower - No Date (NSL Photo)

36-Two men machine parts in a metal lathe - No Date (NSL Photo)

37-Betty Warner, #331, March 16, 1948 - No Date (NSL Photo)

38-Ken and Frank N. work with a fire extinquisher box at Highwood - 11/1939 (NSL Photo)

39-A machinst checks a part in a vise at Highwood - No Date (NSL Photo)

40-A welder welds a piece of steel on a bench with a torch - No Date (NSL Photo)

41-A man uses a chain lift to move something in the machine shop at Highwood - No Date (NSL Photo)

43-Two workmen sit on a pile of wheels - No Date (NSL Photo)

44-Workmen poses next to the side of a car - No Date (NSL Photo)

46-Workmen posed at Highwood - No Date (NSL Photo)

47-Detail view of snow sweeper broom - No Date (NSL Photo)

48-Two men move a floor sander on a wooden cart with Ft. Sheridan in the background - No Date (NSL Photo)

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