Re: Earliest Color Photo of US Freight Cars?
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Agreed, PNW. Didn’t see the tank cars ‘til I downloaded the TIFF. Makes things a lot clearer, locos become obvious,, as does the design of the rolling stock.
Notice the string of short boards across the points of the switches in the foreground. I went to Wolsztyn* in Poland in October ’19 to operate steam, but there was a lot to learn, In the US we used miles of pipe to operate switches from towers. In Poland, no pipe – they used a pair of wires, one to pull one way, the other to pull the other way, to operate signals and turnouts, and they were routed in ditches covered with boards like you see there.
In this photo, though, I don’t see a tower and I do see manual switchstands, so I don’t think that’s what’s being protected in the trench, but something’s going on there.
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