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From: "Ronald" rdukarm AT roadrunner DOT com
Date: Sun, 7 Nov 2010 13:17:18 -0500
Subject: Re: (erielack) Re: Erie Bobber Caboose, Poleing
"Steamer_1616_with_pole_under_tender.jpg" - image/jpeg, 952x842 (256c)

> Having watched it and done it many times, I can too can attest that using
> a 2x4 for poling is like using a tooth pick. Even using a using a 4x4 if
> not placed JUST RIGHT, it too will splinter into little pieces of wood
> right
> away. You'll note in old photo's that all the old wooden poles that use
> to
> be kept hanging under running boards of engines and tenders, all had
> metal
> rings around the end to help prevent the splintering.
> Bob Bahrs

Bob & List,

I'm putting together a program on Erie's East Buffalo Yard and was just
ready to scan Erie steamer 1616. This shot has a great view of the pole as
Bob described it. See attached. I would have thought it would have some
metal bands along the body also, but I guess weight considerations were a

Ron Dukarm


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