National Geographic : 1957 Sep
© National Geographic Society T Lunch on the Run Saves Time Substance rather than variety marked mid-shift lunches. Menu consisted of three king-size sandwiches, cake or pie, and a quart of steaming coffee for each man. One driver, who had been marooned on the ice during Deep Freeze I, converted his tractor cab into a starvation-proof larder crammed with food. Chief Warrant Officer Victor Young passes a lunch packet to a hungry driver. + Bearded Chef Bakes on the Trail Tractor-drawn messing wanigan served as the train's social center. Each time the tractors halted, Chief Con struction Electrician William E. Stroup, here dozing, leaped out with the handsaw at left to cut blocks of snow and feed them into an exterior hopper. Exhaust heat from the generator melted the snow; the water was then piped into the tank in background. Cook Ray D. Mishler's specialties were pies and cakes.