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 Posted: Mon Feb 24th, 2014 04:52 pm
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Herb Kephart

Joined: Thu Jul 19th, 2007
Location: Glen Mills, Pennsylvania USA
Posts: 5980
Changes in train orders used to be passed up to the engineer, fastened to a similar, but lightweight hoop made of bamboo (?). The drill was to catch the hoop at speed, undo the train order and throw the hoop to the ground, to be retrieved by the signalman. Haste was the order of the day, so that the man on the ground had to walk only a minimum distance to retrieve the hoop--unless he was unliked by the engineer--------


Fix it again, Mr Gates--it still works!"
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