Re: Photo: PRR Gondola 275458 & Men Unloading Rail

Tony Thompson

Ted Schnepf wrote:

This is am interesting photo. Lets assume 90 pound rail, 39' long, which would weigh 1200 pounds. There are 12 men, lifting each rail out of the car, roughly 100 pounds per man, if all lifting evenly.

could ber a long day, 100 rails later.

     I'm always amused at model railroads where the owner has modeled four men carrying a length of rail with rail tongs.

Tony Thompson

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