WHAT IS THIS ALL ABOUT?

WHY WAS THIS POST AND BAR PLACED IN INCOMING YARDS?

WHY WAS THIS “POST AND BAR” PLACED IN INCOMING YARDS?

The drawing states this “STANDARD POST & BAR” is used “AT INCOMING YARDS”. It is meant to seen easily day and night, which implies it meant for easy access and use. However, what is the purpose , or use, of the bar? I am hoping some reader of this post has the answer.

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 September 21, 2013, in UNION PACIFIC RAILROAD HISTORY IN DRAWINGS, USE OR PURPOSE UNKNOWN and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 3 Comments.

  1. I have no idea what the bar is for, but I plan to use the post–thank you,
    JoelDee/Berlin, Germany

    • Hello Joel,
      Thank you for taking the time to make a comment. I am very interested in what you have to say.
      I assume you mean you are planning to make a model of the “post”.
      If you are a Union Pacific modeller, you will find membership in the UNION PACIFIC HISTORICAL SOCIETY advantageous
      Regards, The Old Machinist.

      • Yes, I model the Cajon Pass and will be using the lighted post in the San Berdo/Colton yard entrance on my layout as I think it “just looks right”. I might put two more, one at each end of the San Berdo Station passenger track out back without the bar. I am glad I was lead to
        your site by the Citrus group–joel

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