AMERICAN RAIL ROAD

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15 Oxford St., Winchester, Mass.

In 1941 AMERICAN railroad men stepped down from their
locomotives in answer to UNCLE SAM’S call to arms. There women
folk donned the overhalls and gloves, and with dinner buckets slung
over danty arms, stepped up to keep the transportation wheels
turning.

Here again in 1966 with so many young men answering the call of
the armed forces, a labor shortage has arrived in AMERICA’S
rural areas. The WHITE MOUNTAIN CENTRAL RAILROAD in upstate NEW
HAMPSHIRE was hard hit when the traveling engineer and the bridge
and building supt. left the north country for duty in VIET NAM.
CAROL CLARK, although only 17, picked up her brothers cap and
gloves and stepped into his job as locomotive engineer. Her job
also includes firing, taking on wood and water, and greasing the
locomotive.

CAROL, who is in high school, has helped her father about
CLARK’S TRADING POST for some years. She is a pert blue eyed
blond; the apple of her father’s eye. She likes dogs, and takes
care and training of the 14 ESKIMO sled dogs that ED owns. She also
likes horse back riding, hillbilly music and chocolate ice-cream.
She says she hasn’t time to think about romance now, but has
her eye on a prospect for marriage in 25 years.

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