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Brendan Barry

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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #90 on: December 21, 2017, 11:35:17 PM »
Some more pictures of the couplers and wheels being unloaded.






Vincent "Lightning" LeRow

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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #91 on: December 22, 2017, 01:17:27 PM »
The second shot of that flatcar looks eerily similar to pictures of scrapping operations in the 30s...
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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #92 on: December 22, 2017, 02:20:21 PM »
This was "reverse scrapping." Also known as "scrounging."

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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #93 on: December 22, 2017, 02:40:45 PM »
You know Wayne, after physically lugging those couplers around as much as I did, my back did not give any protestations the next day.  Frankly I was amazed!

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Paul Uhland

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Re: Coupler Capers in Mt. Union
« Reply #94 on: December 22, 2017, 04:28:23 PM »
Youz guys done reeeeeeal gud!
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