Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Workin' on the railroad...

...was never so dangerous, as depicted in these mid 60's posters created by the Railroad Safety Council of America for enhancing awareness on the job and avoiding unfortunate accidents. These may be funny in a cartoon sense, but it also hurts to know that some poor soul somewhere learned the hard way, hence a need for a poster in the first place.












4 comments:

Mykal Banta said...

"Steel has no respect for flesh." You have to love the blunt truth in that line.

What a horrifying catalog of gruesome death or dismemberment, made all the more horrifying by the charming illustrations. My favorite is the hand being squished to a bloody pulp (no plug intended).

Karswell said...

"I've been workin' on the railroad, all the live long die..."

Mr. Cavin said...

I like the one where the guy is letting the fusee drip fire into his pants. Also I enjoyed learning that a fusee is just an alternate word for flare.

Karswell said...

I meant to look that up too Mr C while I was scanning these in, didn't look right to me... I thought it was a typo!