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Farmall Delivery by Rail

Farmall Delivery by Rail | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Elevated view of Farmall tractors are loaded onto railroad cars as they prepare to leave International Harvester's Farmall Works factory. On the locomotive is painted a sign that reads: "Way of the Zephyrs". In the foreground are stacks of what appears to be tire rims.
DESCRIPTION
Elevated view of Farmall tractors are loaded onto railroad cars as they prepare to leave International Harvester's Farmall Works factory. On the locomotive is painted a sign that reads: "Way of the Zephyrs". In the foreground are stacks of what appears to be tire rims.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:84551
Creation Date: 1959
Creator Name:International Harvester Company
City:Rock Island
County:
State:Illinois
Collection Name:McCormick - International Harvester
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:B2351, #29
Original Dimensions:35mm
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The photograph was taken for an article called "Production; A Pictorial Report" appearing in the February-March 1959 issue of "Harvester World Magazine." The original caption reads, "Impressive but hardly novel is the sight of Farmalls rolling out of Rock Island, Illinois, by the trainload and truckload. From the day last summer when the new line was introduced, the tractor builders at Farmall Works have had to step lively to keep up with customer demand. Since then their ranks have been swelled by several hundred and their daily production rate has risen 34%. The order bank remains substantial. At Louisville Works, home of smaller Farmalls and utility tractors, schedules have been boosted by 25%. Despite a 65-day strike, IH farm tractor sales are running ahead of the pace of '58. Photo by Angus McDougall."
SUBJECTS
Tractors
Factories
Agricultural machinery industry
Outdoor photography
Signs and signboards
Loading docks
Locomotives
Railroads
Railroad cars
Shipping
Trucks
Agricultural machinery

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