I found this pin at a flea market. Checked a number of sites to try to identify it, but came up empty. It’s well made. It even has a stabilizing pin just below the back pin (takes a butterfly clasp). There are no markings on the back.
Month: August 2017
A Girl Caboose?
I’d forgotten I had this picture. This much-used Jordan Spreader, SBD 774760, was sitting in the eastern part of Kingsport yard back in 2012. I thought it might have been used to clear tunnels of ice. That was fanciful. When I looked it up, I found that the unit is used to dig and clear ditches, regulate ballast and even to plow snow. Sturdy and reliable, and, of course, it’s been replaced by more modern things…so it goes.