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Re: Brakeman riding car
On Tue, December 23, 2008 10:57 pm, Richard Brennan wrote:
At 08:20 PM 12/23/2008, Anthony Thompson wrote:Exactly. Both the opening of journal boxes and oiling were usually doneDon Worthy wrote:http://tbn0.google.com/hosted/images/c?q=63aa8efb7477cb32_largeThe guy in the chair is lubing journals. He uses a squirt gun andI'd sure like to see that clip. How does he open the journal box
on the hump, not down in the sorting part of the bowl. If you look back
at the original photo, the guy in the chair can't get the journals on
about 2/3 of the cars going by... and what about the other side of the
The operation of oiling journals on the hump was fairly straightforward.
One carman on each would open the journal lid with a metal hook, about 3'
long while walking with the car. A stationary carman would squirt each
journal with oil as it went by - another good reason for lots of oil on
the sideframes! In some cases, an inspector would also be stationed in a
pit between the tracks to inspect the running rigging of the cars.