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Date: 08/03/20 05:58
Sally Rand, doing the work of two men, gracefully
Author: WrongWayMurphy

Sweet, clean Sally Rand highballing a Santa Fe wood burner on the transcon and bringing her train in on time.

Who says railroads need two person crews?






Date: 08/03/20 06:06
Re: Sally Rand, doing the work of two men, gracefully
Author: LoggerHogger

The chunk of wood is just a Hollywood prop, as is the actress herself.  This is not a wood-burner.

Martin



Date: 08/03/20 06:58
Re: Sally Rand, doing the work of two men, gracefully
Author: Frisco1522

Where are her feathers?



Date: 08/03/20 07:04
Re: Sally Rand, doing the work of two men, gracefully
Author: Evan_Werkema

This looks like an unwitting realization of the lyric Johnny Mercer penned to the song "I'm like a Fish Out of Water" for the 1938 film Hollywood Hotel:

"My whole life through I've always known what to say,
but now with you, it all goes away

Exactly like Man O' War as an also ran
Or like Sally Rand if she lost her fan
You can make me feel the same way too
I'm like a fish out of water with you."


(Sally Rand's claim to fame was her scandalous Fan Dance.)



Date: 08/03/20 07:17
Re: Sally Rand, doing the work of two men, gracefully
Author: BAB

Nice funny post every one take a moment for some fun.



Date: 08/03/20 07:24
Re: Sally Rand, doing the work of two men, gracefully
Author: RailRat

Great stuff folks, had me LOL this morning!

Wonder what these photos were taken for?, promoting something?

Jim Baker
Riverside, CA



Date: 08/03/20 07:40
Re: Sally Rand, doing the work of two men, gracefully
Author: wcamp1472

On the NKP, the boilermakers used
Hand-held, air-powered, impact
Hammers for various jobs.

They used two sizes: Ingersol-Rand
size 60 and IR size 90 impact hammers.

The 60, being lighter and more easily maneuvered was used for
jobs like peeling the single-pass
“seal-weld” bead that thermally
united the flues and tubes to the rear flue sheet, a sharp chisel-point, in skilled hands, could peel
that circumferential weld off, in one smooth motion.

The bigger hammers, the 90s,
were used for bigger jobs like
driving staybolts and red-hot rivets
into the boiler seams, and the mud-
ring, as well as the joint made by the smokebox base at the curved
cylinder saddle.

The bigger hammers were nick-named: “Sally Rand”...after the
movie star.. ‘ Cause you had to hold
them tight!

The #90 hammer probably weighed
45 to 55 lbs...

When driving rivets, the skill was
In the uniformity of clamping-force of the new head, with respect to its neighbors.

The integrity of the joint was
the degree of uniformity of clamping
force of all the rivets in the joint.

That was complicated by the fact
that the red-hot rivet, when cooled,
contracts—- even tighter than the last hammer-blow of SallyRand.

In rivets installed by amateurs,
the over-driven rivets will take
more of the strains of the joint,
than the more loosely-driven
hot rivets...

With threaded bolts, uniformity
of tension is assured by torque-limiting “torque wrenches”.

Back in the hot-rivet days, uniformity of rivet tensions was the
‘Art’ of boiler making—- precision of strong muscles, and the muscle-memory that comes from “driving”
thousands of red-hot rivets..

More later, on the role of the boilermaker helpers, and their
Dolly-bars... on the other end
of the red-hot rivets

Where the helpers learn the art...
in the most awkward and inaccessible spaces of loco boilers.

Side-note: over-driven rivets,
will be under greater service strains
than their adjoining brothers...
So, the overstrained rivet heads
will break-off, right at the sheet being “clamped”.

During the 5-year required removal of the jacket and lagging, Boilermaker
Karal would smack all of the exposed, seam securing, rivet heads to get them to break-off, if cracked at the rivet shaft..
it was a side-wise, glancing blow... to chip-off a partly cracked rivet-head, at its weakest point.
( if its cracked, it will surely fail in in later service..) that’s why Joe smacked them hard—- it would be another
5 years before the heads again would be exposed ...  The over-driven rivets will fail starting at the 'my-nute' developing cracks.
The hammer quickly finds the weakened rivets.

He really smacked them hard...
if they fail in service, the whole joint
Is weakened...

He couldn’t break any of the rivet heads on 759, over the summer of
1968..

If you ever get the opportunity to
examine a riveted-seam boiler shell.... take the hammer and
go smack the heads... hard; they all ought to be solid... the blows will only affect the bad rivets... go find them with your hammer.

I’ll send you $5.00 for every rivet head that you break-off..
Send me the cell-phone pictures.

I’ll buy the ALL the broken rivets..

W.

Not proofed yet

Posted from iPhone



Edited 5 time(s). Last edit at 08/03/20 14:46 by wcamp1472.



Date: 08/03/20 08:02
Re: Sally Rand, doing the work of two men, gracefully
Author: masterphots

My dad dated her in the 1920s when he was a still photogher at various movie studios and she was an unknown.  I recall she got arrested  for indecent exposure at some club in Iowa when she was in her 70s.



Date: 08/03/20 11:16
Re: Sally Rand, doing the work of two men, gracefully
Author: tomstp

I saw that woman and her fans at the Texas State Fair in Dallas.  About all you saw was her legs and shoulders but she was naked.  She knew how to cover all the parts with those fans.



Date: 08/03/20 11:27
Re: Sally Rand, doing the work of two men, gracefully
Author: PHall

Watch the movie "The Right Stuff" if you want to see her act.



Date: 08/03/20 11:33
Re: Sally Rand, doing the work of two men, gracefully
Author: HotWater

PHall Wrote:
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> Watch the movie "The Right Stuff" if you want to
> see her act.

What????  Sally Rand passed away in 1979, and the movie "The Right Stuff" came out in 1983.



Date: 08/03/20 12:16
Re: Sally Rand, doing the work of two men, gracefully
Author: billywa

She (and her act) was portrayed in the movie by an actress. It was a recreation of the obnoxious reception put on by LBJ to christen Houston as the new home of NASA's Manned Spacecraft Center (which later was renamed the Johnson Space Center). The real Sally Rand performed at that reception and, for many, it's likely the most accessible touchstone to who Sally Rand was and what she did.

billywa



Date: 08/04/20 03:12
Re: Sally Rand, doing the work of two men, gracefully
Author: andersonb109

I like mine better. Harder work than Sally with the coal and shovel. 




Date: 08/05/20 07:38
Re: Sally Rand, doing the work of two men, gracefully
Author: Hou74-76

My Dad saw Sally Rand too, at the Casa Manana around 1936.   My Grandfather wanted to see her real bad but my Grandma said no, no, no.   So as an excuse, he grabbed my young Dad by the hand and said he was going for a walk.
Upon arriving at the venue where Sally was dancing behind the big ball, the bouncer said, "Hey, you can't bring that kid in here!'   My Grandfather nonchalantly said, "Oh it doesn't matter, HE IS AN ARTIST."   The bouncer then said alright and both my Dad and Grandpa got a chance to see the show.

True story as told to me by my Dad years ago.

tomstp Wrote:
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> I saw that woman and her fans at the Texas State
> Fair in Dallas.  About all you saw was her legs
> and shoulders but she was naked.  She knew how to
> cover all the parts with those fans.



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