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John Flynn standing next to the signal at Kent (near Wolcott). John was a railroad telegrapher and a veteran of World War I.
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The Flynn men on Christmas day 1917 at Kent. Railroad track is at right foreground. Inscription reads: "Flynn & Co." William R. Flynn died in 1905 so the older gentleman is not he.
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Two men sitting on either side of a crew car at Kent.
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"Shorty" and Charlie Blake replacing railroad ties at Kent, 1918.
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Railroad employees checking track. Names listed: D. Sweeney, Tom Linhan, C. Howard, and McKnight. Inscription reads: "Hard workers." Kent station buildings at left background.
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"Big Mike" at Kent 1918. Bridge across the Eagle River visible at right midfield.
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Railroad crew on handcar at Kent. Inscription reads: "All aboard." Names listed: Sweeney, John Rowe, Owen McCarthy, Bill [--].
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Five members of the Flynn family on Christmas day 1917 at Kent. Kate Flynn is second from left. Railroad track is at right foreground. Section house is in the background. Inscription reads: "A Bunch of Flynns."
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Joe Sullivan, pipe in hand, standing on the tracks at Kent.
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From left, Claude Bailey and Smith standing on the tracks at Kent, 1918.
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The work train crew posing on the tracks at Kent, 1918. "Often a work train of the 1880s consisted of just the machine and the locomotive, as cabooses were still too scarce to warrant using one on what many managers saw as unnecessary service. As the years went by, it became common practice to attach a caboose, and/or a tool car, to the train. An extra water car was frequently attached to pile driver trains to reduce the number of times the train...
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Mr. Whitney and Jack Cockram standing next to a handcar at Kent. Inscription reads: "Heck."