Amtrak Gandy Dancers Advertisement Print

Amtrak Gandy Dancers Advertisement Print

Item # 46193
  • $16.50

A classic Amtrak advertisement has been digitally restored and is now available as a print measuring 11 x 17 inches in a protective plastic sleeve.

Gandy Dancer, c. 2000s

"Gandy dancer" was slang for railroad workers who labored in gangs to maintain sections of the railroad in the years before this work became mechanized. They would replace the crossties to which the rails were bolted, replenish the crushed rock, or ballast, that held the track in place and straighten or replace the rails. Music was often used to help pass the time and coordinate the team’s effort. Across the South, many gandy dancers were African American, and this poster is part of a series that highlights African Americans’ contributions to railroading.

Officially licensed from Amtrak. Printed in the USA.

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