Clean out tracks
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Wed Dec 5 07:42:31 EST 2018
On 12/4/2018 7:19 PM, NW Mailing List via NW-Mailing-List wrote:
> Was the mechanical oiler installed at the hump when you were there? It
> didn't last long after I arrived as, obviously, friction bearings were
> almost non-existent by then. It was a marvelous contraption to watch.
> It moved, under control of the Oiler (man) along side of the car being
> humped. It lifted the journal box lid and proceeded to squirt oil into
> the box. It seemed prone to frequent break-downs.
I remember that thing. Sitting there at the "Coat Rack" waiting to
yard the train, I basically watched it be born and die. Seems like it
was broke down more than it worked.
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