April 19, 2020
I mustache you a question… but I’m shaving it for later.

Joseph Pinkney Clark (a.k.a., Uncle Pink) and his distinguished ‘stache are seen riding a track inspection bike, circa 1910. Don’t miss the oil lamp attached to the front wheel.

Joseph Pinkney on hi-rail bicyclePhoto courtesy of Ancestry.com and Elizabeth C. Gathright of Batesville, V.A.

Today, railroads use the much fancier hi-rail (named for its ability to travel on both the highway and railway) to inspect and work on the railroad.

Modern hi-rail truckPhoto courtesy of NCRR


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