Re: on the left, there is a B&O gon


Dennis Storzek
 

On Mon, Sep 10, 2018 at 11:11 PM, D. Scott Chatfield wrote:
The extra rail is a type of point guard.  Must have had a problem with wheels picking those points.
Looks like a case of good ol' field expediency. The track arrangement looks tight, and the route coming off the diverging route of a trailing turnout immediately into the diverging route of a facing turnout has the wheels crowding the outer rail of the curve. Must have been an inordinate number of derailments there, so they cobbled up a short guard rail to pull the wheels away from the point... while running in either direction. The guard rail looks like a standard guardrail as used with a frog; at any rate it is held in place with what I recall is a Wharton clamp, same as the guardrails at the frog in the near foreground.

Dennis Storzek
Dennis Storzek

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