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Re: PC: Trains and Commercials



I've seen a pic of the Timken "Four Aces" 1111 being pulled by like 3 women
with ropes, though, too - 

Bill K.

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> From: Philip J. Kuhl <pjkuhl -AT- erols.com>
> To: penn-central -AT- smellycat.com
> Subject: Re: PC: Trains and Commercials
> Date: Friday, February 19, 1999 11:14 PM
> 
> Mr. Turner wrote:  "Timken staged a promotional event to demonstrate the
> relative lack of
> friction in roller bearings. A few (3?) secretaries pulled a locomotive
with
> a rope."
> 
> Not quite.  It was the New York Central System that staged the
photograph.
> On 16 October 1945 four young ladies in attire that was not in the least
> secretarial pulled upon four individual ropes attached to Niagara number
> 6001 (the first production NYC Niagara) at Harmon to demonstrate the
> efficiency of roller bearings on axles and rods.
> 
> The photograph is reproduced on page 143 of "Ed Nowak's New York Central"
> published by Interurban Press of Glendale, California in 1983.
> 
> Phil
> 


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