Re: Hoppers from early 20th century
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Fish plates were coming soon. My thoughts were that they were outside guardrails. Note, too, that there's a switch point on the high rail of the curve.
This the Cayuga Breaker within the city limits of Scranton, and near Cayuga Junction, just a couple of miles from DL&W's Keyser Valley Car Shops which maintained every car in the photo ....Mike Del Vecchio
From: Ray Breyer rtbsvrr69@... [STMFC]
Sent: Mon, Jun 8, 2015 10:17 pm
Subject: Re: [STMFC] Re: Hoppers from early 20th century
And where exactly would that be, "just west of Scranton"?
Occam's Razor applies here: they're guard rails on a sharp S-curve on an incline. And actually, review the other 18,000 images in this collection: this isn't unique on the DL&W.
I'm a bit surprised more people aren't mind-boggled by the lack of fish plates on a high speed mainline.