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A photo taken by my Dad while working on a box car that was left BO'd in a siding somewhere in the Edmonton area. Now that the wheel has been rolled down the ramp onto the track, how did they get it over to the track with the truck? :-)
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Caption: A photo taken by my Dad while working on a box car that was left BO'd in a siding somewhere in the Edmonton area. Now that the wheel has been rolled down the ramp onto the track, how did they get it over to the track with the truck? :-)

Photographer:
S. Priest [258] (more) (contact)
Date: Late 1950's (search)
Railway: Canadian National (search)
Reporting Marks: Carmen working (search)
Train Symbol: Nil (search)
Subdivision/SNS: Siding (search)
City/Town: Edmonton (search)
Province: Alberta (search)
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5 Comments
  1. In my eyes this image crosses that fine line between photography and artwork. Stunning! Thank you for sharing.

  2. Roll it out to the switch and then roll it back?

  3. Thanks Mr. Newman and your welcome, he loved sharing his slides with a front room full of friends. :-)
    SD70Dude – Indirectly my point, everything is hands on, even jacking up the car, no Bobcat to help with the moving or lifting at this time. :-)

  4. Twenty years later the same technology was still in place at CN for field wheelset changeouts as evidenced by my summer 1976 photo at Oba, ON
    http://www.railpictures.ca/?attachment_id=24594
    The straddle gantry in both photos appears to be, if positioned precisely, wide enough to span two tracks if the situation warranted. Of all the field repair work I witnessed over the years, all were done on one track (usually a backtrack) with the road repair car shoved close to the end of the b/o car, so as to not block the adjacent siding.

  5. Thanks for the link Paul, when technology works well, it stands the test of time. The 2 gantries are almost identical. :-)

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