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Locomotive hostler tends to his iron horse

The term "hostler" originated with the people who took care of four-legged horses, and it got carried over to those who took care of iron horses. At the Strasburg Rail Road, the hostler gets the locomotive hot in the morning, greasing, oiling, tending the fire, and filling the tender with coal and water -- and adding the proper chemicals to the water to treat pH and dissolved solids, as Ross will shortly do as he climbs up on the tender.

TAGS: Pennsylvania, Railroad, Train

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Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America
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© Oren Helbok.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 08.2017
Total Views: 53
Filed Under: The American Experience
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2017, 12:16 a.m.
Camera Model: NIKON D810
Focal Length: 35mm
Shutter Speed: 1/320
Aperture: f4
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PHOTO LOCATION Strasburg, Pennsylvania, United States of America