Friday, December 28, 2012

John Henry Benson

From: The Northern Pacific Main Street of the Northwest.
Charles R. Wood; Bonanza Books 1968

Engineer John Henry Benson oils the running gear on his Pacific locomotive. The white mustached aristocratic appearing old gentleman started on the Northern Pacific Railway in the 1870s and retired in the 1920s after a half century of service.
One of my favorite photographs.

1 comment:

Graham Clayton said...

That photo shows clearly the size of one of the bigger steam locomotives when compared with a man standing next to it.