Clipped From The Hearne Democrat
The Hcarnc (Texas) Democrat, Thursday, August. 31. 1937) GATX ... Number 1 in Tank Ca LEFT This 50-ton crane does the heavy lifting in the GATX repair yard. It is shown here removing a tank from the un.derframe for repair worV.. The crane is part, of a wide store of equipment that enables the maintenance shop in Hearne to do any type of work on the ten 11 cars. The crane is operated by Louie Lang. ABOVE CENTER—Virgil Dan, plant supt, has the responsibility of coordinating the several types of i-epair work accomplished at the, Hearne branch of GATX. He has been with the local shop since 1966. ABOVE—Will Ellison is shown "here packing a journal on one of the tank cars. Sixty-five men work on the repair facilities at GATX in cleaning, repairing and painting. LEFT—Herbert Bates changes a safety valve in preparation to check for leaks in the tank car by a pressure test. It is standard company policy that no car will be entered until each has been thoroughly checked for safety. ABOVE — This aerial view of GATX in Hearne shows how the plant is set up and the number of cars that can be accomodated. The maintenance shop was moved i v om Fort Worth in 1949. LEFT This i?. the steam rack where the cars are cleaned. This step is done following inspection and precedes actual repair work. i;,.' ^witch-engine is used to move the cars throughout the shop and after repair, sets them up on the cutbound spur lines. The engineer is Claude Payne and the switchman is George Hughes.