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Photo:  Jack Delano – 1914-1997

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Retiring a locomotive driver wheel

in the  Atchison, Topeka, and Santa Fe railway

locomotive shops, Shopton, near Fort Madison, Iowa.

The tire is heated by means of gas

until it can be slipped over the wheel.

Contraction on cooling

will hold it firmly in place.

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Santa Fe R.R.

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