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Date: 01/05/21 02:21
The Steam Tools Of The Trade Were Always Kept Nearby The Power!
Author: LoggerHogger

A walk through the house tracks of any roundhouse during the steam era would not only show one the steam motive power being readied for their next run, but also the tools that were needed to keep them in top operating condition.

In this view just a handful of the many tools that were used on steam locomotives are present at this Southern Pacific roundhouse in the early 1950's.  In the adjoining stalls we see SP #4454 and #4444 waiting their next call to duty.  The shop crews have made sure that these necessary tools are at the ready just a few steps away so that any last minute adjustments can be made to get them on their was with no delay to the railroads operating schedule.

Martin



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/05/21 02:29 by LoggerHogger.




Date: 01/05/21 07:42
Re: The Steam Tools Of The Trade Were Always Kept Nearby The Powe
Author: Frisco1522

Nice rack!  Sure beats having to walk back into the roundhouse or tool crib.



Date: 01/05/21 10:04
Re: The Steam Tools Of The Trade Were Always Kept Nearby The Powe
Author: 2-10-2

Pretty substantial crease/cut to the cylinder sheet metal



Date: 01/05/21 10:20
Re: The Steam Tools Of The Trade Were Always Kept Nearby The Powe
Author: patd3985

Yep, deep slice in jacketing! It sure looks like a "Wabash" to me!



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