Mindoro, Sugar Plantation 1
"Sugar Plantation narrow guage Rail Road engine house tender of engine (steam) no. 8 in center stall" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Locomotive #8. During pre-war farming, these engines hauled raw sugar cane harvested on the southwest plains to the mill. To a soldier in the invading 503rd Parachute Company, this 'narrow-gauge railroad...guided our advance. It was obvious to us that the railroad had not been used during the Japanese occupation....Grass grew up around the ties and the tracks were dull...." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Mindoro, The Philippines
From the Collection of Fred Hill