Caboose question

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Sat Nov 27 09:24:28 EST 2021

Now this is exactly the kind of story that makes my day. This is the kind of thing you’d never know unless you had experienced it.

Thanks Jimmy! 

Ken Miller

> On Nov 27, 2021, at 9:10 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:
> The C31 cabs with their coil springs (I don't understand why they had them in stead of leaf springs in the first place) could ride quite stiff at times. We had one conductor that would have you get some oil out of a car that had a plain journal box. He would then put the oil on only one side of the truck frame where the bolster slid. This would help the ride. Now, if you happened to oil both sides by mistake, then things really got bouncy!

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