Here is a commentary on the photograph from Alaska Railroad historian Patrick Durand, "Notice: The car knocker oiling the journals on a wooden caboose. The green shack is the car knockers locker where they keep oil, brasses, hoses and other spare parts. The yard light pole with hand and foot grabs all the way to the top, is painted in alternating yellow and orange stripes. The water column served locomotives on two tracks coming from the engine house. The locomotive is in steam and is parked right next to the sand tower. The ties are all but buried in the cinders and coal dust. A real live Alaska Railroad steam engine in a fantastic setting in color no less."