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Train idled by railroad strike, 1946

Posted on October 2, 2017 | in Uncategorized | by

The Chesapeake and Ohio Railway’s George Washington was left standing in the Lexington Union Station yard in May 1946 as 250,000 railroad engineers and trainmen nationwide took part in the great strike wave of 1946. About 30 passengers were stranded. They stayed in the Pullman cars and ate in the dining car overnight before supervisory employees took over the controls and the train left the yard the morning of May 24. Herald-Leader Archive Photo

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