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A Train on A Safety Buck

A Train on A Safety Buck

This model shows a section of disassembled canal barge loaded onto a flatbed railroad car. There is a safety buck beneath the downslope wheels of the railroad car. This model shows how the safety bucked stopped the railroad car from making an uncontrolled descent, in case of rope failure. Engine House No. 6 is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, as part of the Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site.
Galleries: Allegheny Portage Railroad, Model Railroads
Keywords: allegheny portage railroad, engine, engine house, flatbed railroad car, gallitzin, model, pennsylvania, runaway train prevention, safety buck, steam-powered engine,barge
Photo Location: Allegheny Portage Railroad National Historic Site, Pennsylvania
Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman
Date of Photo: 11/25/2011
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Original Dimensions: 5616×3744
Picture Orientation: Landscape
GPS Coordinates: 40°27'22.18"N 78°33'01.88"W
Picture Number: 15818