26 October 2009

No one misplaces this television remote

What is it secured to? Looks like a segment of railroad track with a handle?

Photo found at Izismile without credit to source.


  1. It is just as you suspect: a railroad "short" for doing repairs like this:


    Someone has welded a handle to the top of it and painted it. Probably weighs a good 50lbs.

  2. Thank you Spiv! That's actually quite a cool video. My grandfather that I use for the avatar was a Norwegian farmer, but the other one worked the Pennsylvania RR at the turn of the century. He would have loved this. I've posted it over at Neatorama; we'll see whether the crowd there appreciates it (or not).



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