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Discussion in 'The Caboose' started by N Gauger, Jan 2, 2004.
jumping from car to car when you are "walking the train"
[QUOTE "walking the train"[/QUOTE]
The very dangerous job assigned to brakemen during the early days of railroading, even into the 1950's and a job that killed many of them :cry:
train hopping, like the hobos did....
Railroad police, (or anti-hobo patrol)
Railroad Bull (I always picture Ernest Borgnine when I think of them)
"We're Bullish on Railroading"
(Slogan on the printed cardboard sides for the legendary NMRA Bulletin reefer)
Bullish? isn't that something you find on the floor of cattle cars???...
Bull dust in a cows paddock, very supisious.
Coal dust. covering the line from the mines in Wyoming.
Trail dust, (created when cowpokes drop off the heard to ship back east)
Gold dust (also shipped by train back east)
Golden spike. connected the east and the west
rail spike, what held the rest of it together.
Steel rails, what was held down by these spikes
Ballast... what kept everything in place
Pit Run...Low grade ballast straight out of a gravel pit.
Chicken Run (not sure it ties into railroading, I just liked the movie)
coup de grass, a hostile takover of one RR by another.
Grass and weeds in the roadbed