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by Granite
Thu Jan 21, 2021 1:38 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Old-Timey Railroad Jargon
Replies: 8
Views: 7697

Re: Old-Timey Railroad Jargon

Amazing. To each of you who responded, above: Clear, articulate and absolutely well-spoken. Looking sometimes, as I do, at various on-line "blogsites" and their total lack of concern for grammar, spelling and sentence construction, it is tremendously refreshing to read well-written posts. Now, to yo...
by Granite
Wed Jan 20, 2021 6:02 pm
Forum: Chit Chat Babble Room
Topic: Old-Timey Railroad Jargon
Replies: 8
Views: 7697

Old-Timey Railroad Jargon

I listen to an Old Time Radio program from the 1930s. Some of the jargon is unfamiliar to me. Perhaps you or another RRFan can help me determine their meaning and usage. This was steam engine jargon, before diesels. Can you help with these: 1. ) "Boomer": Some railroad job? 2. ) "High-ball": Some ki...