Locomotive driver´s trunk, early 20th century


Such trunks contained drivers´ food stuff and personal belongings, this one belonged to Mihhail Heinmets (Hodsevitsh), a locomotive driver from 1907 to 1946 at Mõisaküla, Pärnu and  Tallinn-Väike locomotive depot. Locomtive crew had long shifts that were reduced in early 20th century from 16 hours to 14 hours per shift.