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Date: 02/17/21 08:33
Perfectly Posed
Author: MacBeau

Arthur Rothstein couldn't have asked for better than this back in Mach 1940 when he framed the Virginia & Truckee switching at Carson City, NV. 

Be of good cheer,
—Mac

www.lowellamrine.com 




Date: 02/17/21 08:52
Re: Perfectly Posed
Author: thehighwayman

And a beautiful three-way stub switch as well ...
Gorgeous photo!

 

Will MacKenzie
Dundas, ON



Date: 02/17/21 08:53
Re: Perfectly Posed
Author: LoggerHogger

That is a great shot of V&T #26 in the Carson City yards.

Martin



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/17/21 08:55 by LoggerHogger.



Date: 02/17/21 08:53
Re: Perfectly Posed
Author: SeaboardMan

A three way stub switch with a harp switch stand .  Doesn't get much better.
john



Date: 02/17/21 09:05
Re: Perfectly Posed
Author: railstiesballast

Seaboardman  looked at this the way I did.
I've saved the image to show people what a stub switch and harp stand look like.
And the Brakeman at the switch stand is a classic image by itself, worthy of the Jack Delano photojournalism of the railroaders of the era.



Date: 02/17/21 09:52
Re: Perfectly Posed
Author: refarkas

Ab exceptional scene.
Bob



Date: 02/17/21 11:47
Re: Perfectly Posed
Author: tomstp

Neat shot.  Thanks.



Date: 02/17/21 16:15
Re: Perfectly Posed
Author: Ritzville

Very NICE!!

Larry



Date: 02/17/21 19:02
Re: Perfectly Posed
Author: heatermason

Very impressive and unusual water tank in the background behind the engine!  Thanks for posting.



Date: 02/19/21 19:55
Re: Perfectly Posed
Author: Kimball

So, how were the targets read? If he pulls the target towards himself (left in the picture) won't the rails align with the track on the right?  Coming at such a 3-way switch, or even a standard one, how do the track and target show the selected route?



Date: 02/19/21 21:01
Re: Perfectly Posed
Author: MacBeau

Position of target denotes direction of switch, e.g., over to the left you go left.

Kimball Wrote:
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> So, how were the targets read? If he pulls the
> target towards himself (left in the picture) won't
> the rails align with the track on the right? 
> Coming at such a 3-way switch, or even a standard
> one, how do the track and target show the selected
> route?



Date: 02/20/21 02:49
Re: Perfectly Posed
Author: Kimball

Sorry, It still looks like the opposite to me - pull left, rod on ground goes right.



Date: 02/20/21 17:39
Re: Perfectly Posed
Author: wabash2800

That is a beauty. I also like the old passenger car on the end of the train with arched windows. Obvoulsy, the car had seen better days but the interior would certainly be fun place to ride,

Victor A. Baird
http://www.erstwhilepublications.com



Date: 02/20/21 18:40
Re: Perfectly Posed
Author: wcamp1472

Kimball is correct..the center pivot bolt ( First-class lever) means 
that the ends of the 'lever'  move in opposite directions.

The "lever" in this case is the operator's handle for the three position 
track switch.

It looks like the man operating the switch, is maybe holding a lock-bolt
used to prevent the lever from freely flopping left & right  ...

W.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/20/21 18:45 by wcamp1472.



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