Look what I found. Can I keep them?
I need them. It’s the season for giving. Give them to me. Of course, I’ll need a crane, some strong helpers and a place to store them. I’m pretty sure the living room is out.
Here’s the story. I decided to look around for more train pictures. You like them. I like trains. So I went looking for them in all the old places. Like the song says. I wanted to see my favorite streamliner. It was moved. Closer to the road. You’ll see it tomorrow.
We stopped. One of the cocker spaniels and me. I started taking pictures. Another car pulled to a stop. A guy with a camera. And, a dog. The dogs made friends. My new shooting buddy and I started taking pictures. Pretty soon a JPSO car pulled up. What is that, you ask? A Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Deputy. We held up our cameras. He nodded and waved us over. Basically, he told us how far we could trespass. After all, railroad property is actually protected by Federal laws. Thankfully, he didn’t over react. That’s the way down here. He also met the dogs. He liked them. They liked him.
While I was googling around making sure that train wheels are really called wheels, I found a lot of new word combinations. You know, railroad terminology can be a little quirky.
Here’s a few words that I learned. All train terms that you can find when you look up “train wheel.”
Driving Wheel. Bogie. Pony Truck. Sand. Slippery Rail. Trailing Wheel. Wheel Climb. Wheel Flange. Wheel Tapper. Wheel Tread. Wheel Set.
This is a teachable moment. Google around. Tell me what these words mean. By the way, sand is pretty much what you think it is. The railroad definition is mostly about how it’s used.
The picture. The usual. I’m boring. Except that it was hands and knees time. And switching from the camera’s viewfinder to the lcd screen. Of course, the spaniel and her new friend thought it was time to play. So, there’s that.