Wednesday, November 3, 2021

Railroad solutions

 In the early years the track condition on the CPR was very poor, note the complete lack of ballast in this image. Derailments were common, the locomotive #6, Nicola derailed twice in September 1884. One of these incidents resulted in serious damage to her tender, so a flatcar was quickly pressed into service, fitted with a wood rack and an added water tank. Reuse, recycle and make do.

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