Re: Stiff Shackle


Nolan Hinshaw
 

On May 23, 2022, at 09:42, Bob Chaparro via groups.io <chiefbobbb@...> wrote:

Stiff Shackle
This photo is from the Boston & Maine Railroad Historical Society.
Caption:
“West Claremont, NH, Bruce installs a “stiff shackle” between the locomotive and the freight car in order to negotiate the tight curve into Coy Paper.”
Yes, the photo was taken after 1960 but it shows a device that probably predates 1960.
What more is known about a “stiff shackle”?
The thing resembles the roosters that coupled streetcars (trams) for towing purposes. Happens between PCC cars in San Francisco on occasion.
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