Castle Gate ( revisited)

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Castle Gate ( revisited)
Posted by Miningman on Thursday, July 19, 2018 12:22 AM

Pulled this image from SD70 Dude link to a National Geographic photo essay over on Trains on the Sahara Rwy line. 

One of Dave Kleppers favourite rail places/scenes.

... and, oh ya by the way, they blew up the castle tower on the right to widen the highway. So Castle Gate today is a Half Castle Gate.

 the in formation to the bulletin-board and other points around the station, advising the 200 or more porters, baggagemen, and others on what track and at what minute the train will stop.

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Posted by SD70Dude on Thursday, July 19, 2018 1:56 AM

I was hoping one of you would notice this, I too thought of Dave when I saw that shot.

My favourite is on page 399, the Brakeman leaning on the next car as he sets a stemwinder handbrake.  Better hope that brake club doesn't snap!

I was pleasantly surprised to find a free digital version of the article online, or else I would have had to scan and upload my own. 

As I write this I am leafing through my own copy of the April 1923 National Geographic issue, and the ads are even better than the articles!  LaFayette, Maxwell, Studebaker, Dodge Bros. and Willys-Knight automobiles, Dutch Boy lead paint, Remington typewriters and half-a-dozen different railroads promoting their vacation packages, including two full pages on Canadian Pacific's ocean liners. 

How times have changed!

Greetings from Alberta

-an Articulate Malcontent

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Posted by Miningman on Thursday, July 19, 2018 11:38 AM

I'm not even sure the real reason was to widen the highway. Think maybe it was a ritualistic showing that devils and demons rule this planet and we are all real stupid thinking we are smart. 


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