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Old 06-18-2011, 04:41 PM   #11
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Anybody live close to a railroad as a kid, if so do you remember the signal caps the workers would lay on the tracks to warn of any unexpected traffic. They were like those little red caps on steroids...smack one of those with a hammer...BOOM!!! Those were fun...



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Anybody live close to a railroad as a kid, if so do you remember the signal caps the workers would lay on the tracks to warn of any unexpected traffic. They were like those little red caps on steroids...smack one of those with a hammer...BOOM!!! Those were fun...
I remember seeing red packets strapped to the rails. Three of them about three inches square about 50 yards apart. They were extremely loud and were to warn the engineer of track workers so they had to be loud to be heard in the cab.


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I remember seeing red packets strapped to the rails. Three of them about three inches square about 50 yards apart. They were extremely loud and were to warn the engineer of track workers so they had to be loud to be heard in the cab.

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I would think it was one of the very small Hubley single cap pistols. These small Colt like toys sold for around .50 cents in the 1940s and 50s. This was the first introduction to handguns by many kids after WWII.

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I remember seeing red packets strapped to the rails. Three of them about three inches square about 50 yards apart. They were extremely loud and were to warn the engineer of track workers so they had to be loud to be heard in the cab.

yep...thats exactly what I remember. We would walk the tracks looking for any that had been left behind or had fallen off of the tracks.


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