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Date: 04/21/21 08:16
What's a Bull Whip? (SIRT in 1940)
Author: timz

Last item in the Spec Instr in the SIRT
timetable for 10/40:

"Location of Bull Whips."

"St. George Tunnel, west portal, eastbound side.
St. George, Tower "B," at junction of Track 8 and
Westbound east of Tower.
St. George, at Tool Box by Tower "A."
[etc]"

And at several more places, including
Arlington and Tottenville. Gives no clue
what they are. 



Date: 04/21/21 09:23
Re: What's a Bull Whip? (SIRT in 1940)
Author: Lackawanna484

Rat protection devices?

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Date: 04/21/21 10:40
Re: What's a Bull Whip? (SIRT in 1940)
Author: fbe

All I can find is bull whips are for controlling livestock. Perhaps the railroads provided extras for drivers riding stock trains to get stock out of stock cars and into stock pens for frequent water stops.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/21/21 16:41 by fbe.



Date: 04/21/21 10:51
Re: What's a Bull Whip? (SIRT in 1940)
Author: Lackawanna484

Passenger management devices?
 



Date: 04/21/21 11:17
Re: What's a Bull Whip? (SIRT in 1940)
Author: cewherry

Third rail jumper cables.

Their use is mentioned here: https://td1440.smart-local.org/system/files/sir_book_of_rules_and_ttsi1.pdf
on pages 233-234 of the document.

Charlie

 



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/21/21 11:36 by cewherry.



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