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    • May 17, 2020 9:42 PM EDT
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      CR brakeman in 1978 with bell bottom jeans

      Kind of wishing I had the money for a SW1 in G scale just to model the guys, especially the brakeman's bell bottom jeans!
      https://www.railpictures.net/photo/736439/

    • May 18, 2020 8:33 PM EDT

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      Yeah but check out the freshly painted Penn Central transfer Caboose and Clinchfield boxcar along with the semaphores   !

    • May 18, 2020 10:29 PM EDT
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      I was hoping at least one person would look at it and find the other interesting elements.

    • May 18, 2020 11:45 PM EDT
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      The disco shirt and patent leather shoes?

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    • May 19, 2020 6:23 AM EDT
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      The Hair dude ..I bet there's a pick stuck in there ...

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    • May 20, 2020 3:45 PM EDT
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      This post was edited by Joe Zullo at May 20, 2020 4:46 PM EDT
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    • May 20, 2020 4:22 PM EDT

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      Looks like the photo was taken not too many years after Conrail was formed.  The SW1 is lettered for Conrail, but the transfer caboose is still in Penn Central livery.  I would not care to be getting on and off car stirrups in bell bottoms.  Great way to have a fall.  During the 1978 BRAC strike, the non-contract folks (like me) who kept the N&W railroad running were issued elastic cloth bands to snap over the trouser leg bottoms.  The bands were to help prevent snagging a trouser leg bottom while getting on or off moving cars.  Even at low speeds, falling on ballast can tear up both your clothes and yourself.  I'm probably "preaching to the choir" here, but there are some hobbyists who are blissfully unaware of the dangers of full-sized railroading.

       

      Best wishes, David Meashey

    • May 20, 2020 5:43 PM EDT
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      Dave Meashey said:

      Even at low speeds, falling on ballast can tear up both your clothes and yourself.  I'm probably "preaching to the choir" here, but there are some hobbyists who are blissfully unaware of the dangers of full-sized railroading.

       

      Ah, N&W, brings to mind when I was involved with NRHS running excursions with the 611. No matter how many times you printed don't do it & no matter who you told how many times over the phone or face to face not to do it, there were a certain percentage of women who insisted on dressing up for the event and wearing spike heels, what is wrong with those people.

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