What is it

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Sat Jan 13 12:31:03 EST 2018


  I understand flag and flag holders but this thing is taller between the flag holders and to the fireman’s side.  Only one on a locomotive.  I thought it might be some way to store flags but does not look large enough for that. And  then theres that large flat cap . What say Jim Blackstock.


Thanks much

Larry Evans


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That would be a stanchion to hold signal flags when needed. A flag would be placed in each one (left & right) to show this was an extra train (white), second section following (green) or the train was backing (red).


Roger Huber

Deer Creek Locomotive Works



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On the pilot beam in these photos there is a stand which appears to have a flat plate on it . What is it?


Larry Evans


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