Re: Tichy wheel car


fire5506
 

On Wed, Mar 31, 2021 at 02:44 AM, Tony Thompson wrote:
 
In the 1920s and 1930s (the photo below is from May 1930) things were even simpler. This image is from PFE's Nampa Shop, and is one of a long series showing MANY steps in replacing wheel sets. All photos have a single workman, no crane, just a jack for raising the car body
 

 
Unless that one man is superman, he couldn't lift those side frames or wheels by himself let alone line everything up. I will grant you there is no crane, but those wheels are close to 2000 lbs. so there is no way one man will get the old ones off that track and new ones back on it.

Richard Webster

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