Brain Teaser / Diversion

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  1. Pitchwife

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    jumping from car to car when you are "walking the train"
  2. K.V.Div

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    [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: :( :eek:
  3. ausien

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    train hopping, like the hobos did....
  4. ezdays

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    Railroad police, (or anti-hobo patrol)
  5. Pitchwife

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    Railroad Bull (I always picture Ernest Borgnine when I think of them)
  6. RailRon

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    "We're Bullish on Railroading"

    (Slogan on the printed cardboard sides for the legendary NMRA Bulletin reefer)
  7. ezdays

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    Bullish? isn't that something you find on the floor of cattle cars???...:eek::eek:
  8. ausien

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    Bull dust in a cows paddock, very supisious.
  9. trainworm

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    Coal dust. covering the line from the mines in Wyoming.
  10. ezdays

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    Trail dust, (created when cowpokes drop off the heard to ship back east)
  11. Doc Holliday

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    Gold dust (also shipped by train back east)
  12. trainworm

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    Golden spike. connected the east and the west
  13. Pitchwife

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    rail spike, what held the rest of it together.
  14. ezdays

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    Steel rails, what was held down by these spikes
  15. trainworm

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    Ballast... what kept everything in place
  16. K.V.Div

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    Pit Run...Low grade ballast straight out of a gravel pit.
  17. Doc Holliday

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    Chicken Run (not sure it ties into railroading, I just liked the movie)
    Doc
  18. ausien

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    chichen coup
  19. Pitchwife

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    coup de grass, a hostile takover of one RR by another.
  20. ezdays

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    Grass and weeds in the roadbed