Throwing Turnouts, was Re: Truck bearings: Solid vs. RB

Richard Wilkens <railsnw@...>

Thank you Dennis, you beat me to it.

Richard Wilkens

--- In STMFC@..., "soolinehistory" <destorzek@...> wrote:


Did you read what I wrote?

"A switchman can line a switch, but it takes the whole track gang to line a turnout."



Absolutely nothing wrong with the term "turnout", it's what the Engineering Dept. calls the whole assemblage... Switch, frog, guard rails, timber, etc.

The operating people only concern themselves with the switch, since that's the only thing they can move (unless they put something badly on the ground, then they can move a lot of things :)


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