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Pullman Standard Company Plant, Fabrication Assembly Shop, 401 North Twenty-fourth Street, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL



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Item Title
Pullman Standard Company Plant, Fabrication Assembly Shop, 401 North Twenty-fourth Street, Bessemer, Jefferson County, AL

Location
401 North Twenty-fourth Street, Bessemer, AL

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1968.

Notes
Survey number HAER AL-31-A

Subjects
Fabricating Shops
Assembly Plants


Collection
Historic American Engineering Record (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. EXTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, WITH STRIKERS' STAND.
2. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING EAST, OF TRACK TWO WITH SUBASSEMBLY OF END SECTION SHEAR PLATE FOR ROUND-SIDE HOPPER CAR (DESIGNED FOR TRANSPORT OF PLASTIC PELLETS FOR PETROCHEMICAL INDUSTRY) AND DEXTER WALTON, CLASS A WELDER.
3. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING EAST, WITH SUBASSEMBLY OF END SECTION SHEAR PLATE FOR HOPPER CAR AND NINA CASTLE, CLASS A WELDER.
4. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING EAST, WITH SUBASSEMBLY OF END SECTION SHEAR PLATE FOR HOPPER CAR AND NINA CASTLE, CLASS A WELDER.
5. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING WEST, ALONG ASSEMBLY LINE WITH WELDING OF THE HOPPER SIDE AND GATE FRAMES, THE FIRST ASSEMBLY OF THE SUBASSEMBLIES. STEEL FRAME (TOP OF PHOTOGRAPH) CALLED THE 'HIGHLINE,' HOLDS CRANES AND EQUIPMENT NEEDED FOR RAIL CAR ASSEMBLY.
6. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING SOUTH, WITH CAR 'DETRUCKED AND TURNED UPSIDE DOWN' FOR WELDING UNDERSIDE OF THE CAR AND INSIDE OF THE ROOF. IN FOREGROUND ARE THE WHEELS REMOVED TO FACILITATE ASSEMBLY.
7. INTERIOR VIEW, LOOKING WEST, OF TRACK TWO WITH 'HIGHLINE' AND HOPPER CAR 'BACK ON WHEELS' FOR FINAL ASSEMBLY.


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