Re: Keeley Can

Tim O'Connor

It surprises me only because I know that the heat could be so intense that journals
were known to 'melt' and just give way.

But I guess in those days the train crews were more aware of the condition of their train
since the trains weren't 2 or 3 miles long... :-)

On 2/26/2022 4:11 PM, Douglas Harding wrote:

Tim my understanding from the BRHS group is that these were filled with water and hung from hooks just above the truck with a hotbox. A hose was run to the journal box/bearing that was overheating, allowing a slow drip of water to cool the bearing. This permitted the car to be moved until an appropriate setout place could be reached.


Doug Harding

Tim O'Connor
Sterling, Massachusetts

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