Steam doubleheaders

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Fri Feb 5 10:58:38 EST 2021

I can give the procedure we used at Strasburg when we had doubleheaders.
Whistle and or hand signals were used to indicate what the lead engineman
wanted. Moving your thumb up was more power, moving your thumb down was
less. Whistle signals were two shorts for more power and one short was
less. As mentioned earlier, you have to know the physical characteristics
of the railroad.

Rick Musser
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