Saturday, September 11, 2021

Another job you probably wouldn't want to do; Tracklayer 1885


 Carrying railway ties from the supply train to the end of the line. Heavy work but there are always a lot of guys standing around...

4 comments:

VectorWarbirds said...

Probably Chinese tracklayers.

Grant said...


https://youtu.be/Xf3g-B5wneo

Dave said...

In defense of those guys, film exposure time in 1885 was still relatively long and they were told to stand perfectly still, probably for at least several seconds. I feel bad for the two guys on the left who had to hold the railroad tie still while the exposure was being made.

Mister G said...

Oh I know,:-) anytime there was a camera present in those days, everyone came to be in it. Sometimes there is a dog in those pictures, he didn't know enough to stand still so he's a tailwagging blur!