View Full Version : Excellent old railroad shop photo.

12-03-2003, 11:46 PM
From the Como Colorado roundhouse on the Denver South Park and Pacific, 1902. http://www.narrowgauge.org/ngc/graphics/excursion4/gkazel/dspp-gk-001.jpg

G.A. Ewen
12-03-2003, 11:51 PM
Who says you can't put a big old lathe on a wooden floor?

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Al Messer
12-04-2003, 12:33 AM
"...on a wooden floor?" During WWII, the "Government man" came round to some local shops that wanted to do Government work and made them dig up their concrete floors where their machine were anchored and dig a hole and bury great balks of timber and then re-mount the machinery on top of the wooden balks. He claimed that a concrete floor would not give as good a level of accuracy as his method of mounting machines. Go figure!!