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Sunday, May 29, 2016

Railroader's Winter Garb - 1958

Back in February of 1958 - there was a major winter storm that shutdown everything on the East Coast including Western Pennsylvania - which I will be talking more about in the future. This clipping was sent in by Misti Piskura.
No, it's not the Lone Ranger! It's Pennsylvania Railroad employe, John Vanscovich of Hollsopple, who has the frigid job of checking for possible breaks in the half-mile long continuous welded track installed in 1956 between Seward and New Florence. Mr. Vanscovich had to don the handkerchief to ward off wintry blasts which have sent district temperatures below the zero mark.

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