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Date: 02/21/21 09:45
Feminine Crossing Protection With Steam
Author: MacBeau

John Vachon, while in Beaumont, Texas shooting for the FSA recorded this interesting structure and its female operator. The date on the images reads May 1943. Getting up and down in a dress must have taken some skill. Sorry for the small images but that was all that was available.  
 
Be of good cheer,
—Mac

www.lowellamrine.com








Date: 02/21/21 12:52
Re: Feminine Crossing Protection With Steam
Author: tomstp

Somebody should have told her to stand in the street.



Date: 02/21/21 13:16
Re: Feminine Crossing Protection With Steam
Author: PHall

tomstp Wrote:
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> Somebody should have told her to stand in the
> street.

Well considering the controls to the crossing gates she controls are up there in the tower, why would she stand in the street? 



Date: 02/21/21 14:59
Re: Feminine Crossing Protection With Steam
Author: tomstp

Looks to me her  "controls" are a hand held stop sign.



Date: 02/21/21 15:43
Re: Feminine Crossing Protection With Steam
Author: wcamp1472

I'm speculating here:
There might be more than one crossing being controlled from that tower.
Thats a decent-sized signal cabinet under the upstairs room...also seems like 
a multi+crossing, city-like environment...

She could be just posing, with the sign, for the photog.

W.



Date: 02/21/21 15:49
Re: Feminine Crossing Protection With Steam
Author: MojaveBill

Women worked in the Mojave (and many other) roundhouses during the War.

Bill Deaver
Mojave, CA



Date: 02/21/21 16:07
Re: Feminine Crossing Protection With Steam
Author: MacBeau

One of the images showed three lights on a track map, so that could be correct.
—Mac

wcamp1472 Wrote:
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> I'm speculating here:
> There might be more than one crossing being
> controlled from that tower.
> Thats a decent-sized signal cabinet under the
> upstairs room...also seems like 
> a multi+crossing, city-like environment...
>
> She could be just posing, with the sign, for the
> photog.
>
> ​W.



Date: 02/21/21 17:56
Re: Feminine Crossing Protection With Steam
Author: EMD2024

I wasn't sure I wanted to open this post. That title is needing some help.

MWPerkins

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Date: 02/21/21 18:33
Re: Feminine Crossing Protection With Steam
Author: wcamp1472

Don't be wary about negative gender implications...in most TO posts.

Our most daring dialogs are over whether locos are referred to 
as 'he"s and  "she"s ..... not much more 'sexy' than that...

The offensive stuff is tossed quickly...and not relevant to
our more expansive interests.

W.

( I was gonna use "broader interests".... but,  I chose a more appropriate wording...
Realizing that there's lots of cynics on our 'boards', who'd jump all over any 
wording related & conflated with possible 'dicey' puns..).

 



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