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Rail repair on Southern Railroad, 1939

Posted on August 1, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

Aerial photo of the Southern Railway System yards off South Broadway, showing workers laying a 975-foot rail at one operation in June 1939. Click on the image for a larger view. The railroad was putting these mammoth rails, created by welding together 25 rails each 39 feet long, on all double track of its main line in this division, which extends from Cincinnati to Chattanooga. At the center of the photo is Davis Bottoms, with De Roode Street running horizontally. Photo by Bob Wisner | Staff

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