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Cleaning the Vista Dome Car | Frontier to Heartland: Four Centuries in Central North America


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Cleaning the Vista Dome Car

Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company

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CB&Q Miscellaneous. Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Collection, Newberry Library.

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A worker empties trash from a rail road dining car, 1949. Two workers are visible inside the car. Most railroad work was racially segregated into the 1950s with African Americans largely restricted to service jobs such as porters, cooks, and cleaners.

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Source:
CB&Q Miscellaneous
Date:
ca. 1949
Subjects:
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy Railroad Company Labor Railroads
Places:
Chicago (Ill.)
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