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Graham Buxton

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EBT: an Ace of a dump cart
« on: April 01, 2021, 08:07:07 AM »
This photo is in the April 2021 Friends of the East Broad Top newsletter:

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FEBT track crew members fill the cribs between recently replaced ties with ballast on the ladder track during the March work session. – Wayne Wanzor photo

I thought that is an interesting Ace wheelbarrow!  :)
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Wayne Laepple

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Re: EBT: an Ace of a dump cart
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2021, 04:13:47 PM »
I have a catalog of track maintenance tools and accessories of 1920's vintage, which shows a wheelbarrow with a double flanged wheel and extra long back legs. This would allow it to be wheeled along one rail. The same catalog also included a side-dump wheelbarrow, a flat one-rail rig with a kick stand like a motorcycle to transport Edison batteries -- at least that's what was on it in the illustration -- and a very primitive one-rail tamper powered by an air compressor. Of course, all these things disappeared 90 years ago!
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