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Date: 02/23/21 09:32
A Short Incline
Author: MacBeau

While passing through Nampa, ID back in June 1940, FSA photographer Russell Lee snapped this frame of the Oregon Short Line's coaling tower showing the rollers for the wire rope between the rails. This is the first of these I can recall seeing with this feature.    

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Date: 02/23/21 09:48
Re: A Short Incline
Author: dwatry

I want to see a film of a car on the way down!



Date: 02/23/21 11:03
Re: A Short Incline
Author: refarkas

I can't recall seeing those rollers either. The boxcars/reefers on the right really look old. 
Bob



Date: 02/23/21 11:11
Re: A Short Incline
Author: PHall

dwatry Wrote:
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> I want to see a film of a car on the way down!

The cable winch would slow the car and keep it under control.



Date: 02/23/21 14:14
Re: A Short Incline
Author: Conch

I wonder how many idlers they had to use to 'reach' the top?



Date: 02/23/21 17:09
Re: A Short Incline
Author: PHall

Notice the split rail derail at the bottom to make sure nothing get's away.



Date: 02/24/21 08:15
Re: A Short Incline
Author: timz

The winch pulled some sort of dummy
that shoved the car up the climb?
There had to be something at the top
end of the car to keep the cable near
rail level, underneath the car?



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