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Posted By: CHERYL MOONEN (email)
Date: 10/16/2018 at 19:53:07

Evening Times-Republican, Wednesday, Oct 14, 1908, Marshalltown, IA, Page: 2


Usually Number Four Men and
Travel in Special Trains

Clinton, Oct. 14 – This is the season of the year when the railroad’s “stove pipe crew” makes its appearance.

The “stove pipe crew,” as the crew of men are called, which goes from place to place over a railroad division, setting up stove pipes, repairing stoves, and seeking that safeguards against fire are taken, visits every city, large and small, on its division. The crew usually numbers four men and travel in a special train of two coaches. The Chicago & Northwestern has such a crew on each of its divisions, and the Iowa division crew is now at work in Clinton. The crew works during the month of October, visiting every depot, shop, office and switch or watchman’s shanty on the road.


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