“WHEEL STICK” QUESTION’S ANSWER IS HERE

Courtesy of Don Strack, we now know what a “wheel-stick” is used for. Thanks Don!

Railroad photographers did not just wander around the property taking snapshots of the employees. If so, why then was this photograph taken? My guess is it is part of the Railroad’s investigation of an insurance claim case. Many of the most rare and valuable pictures in Bob Darwin’s great book “Cheyenne” are made from UPRR photographs taken as part of such investigations.

About THE OLD MACHINIST

I am 82 years old and wed for 65 years. I am a retired engineer and spent 35 years developing INS gyroscopes. I am a High School mentor in physics, mountaineer, model builder, machinist and have a degree in Physics. My interests include railroad history and photography, science history, cosmology, interesting people, and old engineering drawings. I place a high value on my friendships. I enjoy life and am looking forward to the future with my usual sense of anticipation and curiosity.

Posted on December 23, 2011, in ART AND CRAFTSMANSHIP OF THE DRAFTSMAN, TRIVIA FROM THE UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD DRAWING COLLECTION, UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD HISTORY IN DRAWINGS, UNUSUAL DRAWINGS IN THE UPRR DRAWING COLLECTION and tagged , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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