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"Be Safe Out There"!!   Sure appears safety rules are being compromised in this scene, but then, not ever being an employee of the railroads I do not know what rules were in place back in 1975 and perhaps this was a normal procedure; riding the car. I'd like to know when changes took place. Certainly looks dangerous to me, and the 'coupling up' had better be gentle!! It is a misty weekend in North Bay, and a hot one, as I remember. That is the CP yard in the background, the main city downtown in the distance on the right.
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Caption: "Be Safe Out There"!! Sure appears safety rules are being compromised in this scene, but then, not ever being an employee of the railroads I do not know what rules were in place back in 1975 and perhaps this was a normal procedure; riding the car. I'd like to know when changes took place. Certainly looks dangerous to me, and the 'coupling up' had better be gentle!! It is a misty weekend in North Bay, and a hot one, as I remember. That is the CP yard in the background, the main city downtown in the distance on the right.

Photographer:
A.W.Mooney [965] (more) (contact)
Date: 05/24/1975 (search)
Railway: Canadian Pacific (search)
Reporting Marks: n/a (search)
Train Symbol: unknown (search)
Subdivision/SNS: CP yard limits (search)
City/Town: North Bay (search)
Province: Ontario (search)
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3 Comments
  1. Known as “decorating” this was a common practice for decades in order to pass hand signals to engineer. Not sure what signal both hands on hips signals if anything.
    Note that he is well away from the end of the box car. The engineer will be taking care not to jar him with abrupt movement.

  2. That is the saddest joke since Mohammed Ali introduced me to his brother Bowling.

  3. This guys definitely braver then me. Amazing what was once common practice back then would be so frowned on today. With no van on the end I guess we can call him FRED. LOL!

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