Thursday, October 8, 2015

Underwood typewriter and bracket lamps on the train

As I struggled mightily to learn to type, I never dreamed that CN train engineers were using the same model of typewriter as we had in our classroom.

Thanks in  no small part to the user-friendly Underwood machines, I finally acquired this skill. Hard won, it has served me nearly all the days of my life.

My mastery of the keyboard has come a long way since Grade 8, when my clumsy immature fingers first wrestled with a typewriter.

This work station with its Underwood typewriter, lit by oil lamps in wall brackets, is on display in a train car at the Alberta Railway Museum.

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