Oiling the boxes  Contributor's Pick!       
In an era before roller bearing axles, oiling the boxes of solid journal bearing axles was required between trips. With oil can in one hand and a lid lifting tool in another this car inspector adds oil to a caboose journal box at North Point, MD. In true railroad tradition, this car inspector has his pant cuffs secured with ankle straps. Best guess date 1975.
Date: 6/1/1975 Location: North Point, MD   Map Show North Point on a rail map Views: 453 Collection Of:   George Pitz
Author:  George L. Pitz
Oiling the boxes
Picture Categories: Action This picture is part of album:  B&W collection of GLP
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