Re: Photos: Poling Action

George Hollwedel

I did it on an operating session on the Comanche & Indian Gap Live Steam layout, quite fun

Prototype N Scale Models (TM)
by George Hollwedel
2108 Buffalo Tundra Dr
Austin, TX 78754-5960

On Friday, December 31, 2021, 06:17:48 PM CST, Jason P <gmo1515@...> wrote:

I've actually poled HO cars in the past operating on a friend's layout. I was in a bind on time and used one of the bamboo skewers we used for uncoupling to spot a car on an adjacent track. Got some odd looks from some of the other guys but hey it worked! ;)


On 12/31/2021 4:36 PM Bill Parks via <bparks_43@...> wrote:

On Fri, Dec 31, 2021 at 02:48 PM, Bob Chaparro wrote:

The TRAINS March 1993 article also quotes an ICC official who states, "If the push pole was officially outlawed I have no record of that fact…"

Again, individual railroads may have banned poling and perhaps certain states. But I have never seen documented proof that the Federal Government did so as some have claimed.

Bob - 

A while back (don't remember when, but over a year ago) I asked if/when polling was outlawed in the OPSIG group, and got the same answer - it was never outlawed by the ICC, but most railroads banned it - probably due to combination of pressure from insurance companies and unions, and some "think" it was outlawed in certain states - but couldn't remember for sure.

And as expected, there was more than one tale of it still happening even after being banned.

Bill Parks
Cumming, GA
Modelling the Seaboard Airline in Central Florida

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