Monday, June 22, 2015

CITs working luggage on check-in day

In this photo taken on a check-in day in the late 1960s or early 1970s, you see a group of CITs working on and around the old 1952 Chevy "White Rat" truck - moving luggage from the villages to the spot where the buses will pick them up. (Photo courtesy of Ken Nathanson, via his mom's fabulous collection of FV pix.)

At far right you see Russ Oeschle, who (I'm guessing) was either the CIT Director that summer or was in charge of check in and check out. And seeing Russ, and that staff shirt, I realize this was photo was taken during the summer of 1972. After posting this Bill Clarke wrote me to say that he thinks the guy at right in this photo is Peter Barnett. He might be right and if so it's possibly earlier than '72. You can see that the "White Rat" was also dubbed "Dalgarno's Gasser." And Dalgarno would be Steve Dalgarno.