Lining Bar Gang

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Lining Bar Gang

Steve Mescha December 16, 2006

Great shot, amigo, and you absolutely NAILED the sepia!!! #573335

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The Buckingham Lining Bar Gang

"Prior to the mid-1950's, crews of sixteen men aligned tracks by using heavy steel lining bars. This process required careful coordination to ensure the combined strength of the crew heaved the rail with their lining bars at the same moment. One crew member became the "caller," who sang out a two-line rhyme in a loud, clear voice and synchronized other crew members' movement so tha

Uploaded on December 16, 2006

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