Re: Photo: Stenciling Freshly Painted NKP Box Car 27676


I would say that is a coupler change.  After replacing the coupler, they'll reinstall the existing knuckle and regage the assembly.  If it still passes the gage, then they will replace the knuckle.  As always, Tom

On Sunday, May 10, 2020, 08:42:46 PM PDT, Charles Peck <lnnrr152@...> wrote:

The coupler is there, but the knuckle is laying on the ground below it.
This rig seems to be using the knuckle pin as a fixed pivot point.  With 
that hefty jack for power, I can see making metal move.  
Chuck Peck 

On Sun, May 10, 2020 at 11:32 PM Lee via <> wrote:
the straight arms have a chain and what looks like a hoist, so with that and the missing coupler I would say that's how they are changing out the coupler without having to lift by hand.

Lee Stoermer
Aldie, VA

On Sunday, May 10, 2020, 07:24:00 PM EDT, Richard Brennan <rbrennan@...> wrote:

At 03:59 PM 5/10/2020, Bob Chaparro via wrote:

Is that a shop-built tool for taking the 'bulge' from freight damage
out of the stamped steel ends?
I didn't even think that was possible!

Richard Brennan - San Leandro CA

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