Loggers boots on RR workers?
Kenn on 26th April 2018 @ 8:25am
Not sure those are caulk boots. Pronounced "cork" boots. Don't look like sharp spikes to me. But, whatever they are, I have no idea why they would be wearing them. And "Post no bills" is no clue to anything for me. Maybe this photo has some relevance to a knowledgeable railroad person,but not to me.
Buzz on 26th April 2018 @ 9:19am
Wearing caulks on the rock of railroad layment would actually be dangerous.
I suggest this picture is mislabeled.
nels on 26th April 2018 @ 9:25am
Where I grew up "Post no bills" signs went alongside "No loitering" signs. When I saw this I guessed he was joking about them loitering along the roadside when they should be working. Evidence is Earl Conser had a rye, self-deprecating sense of humor with his captions.
Arthur on 26th April 2018 @ 10:08am
Young man on the right is the new guy with shiny bottoms and sharp new studs.
nels on 26th April 2018 @ 12:21pm
The corks are puzzling. I wonder if they could have been working on a railroad bridge?
L.E. on 26th April 2018 @ 5:02pm
The boots may be of the "Hob Nail" variety. True HN boots were used in mountain climbing, each nail had sharp edges and provided traction on snow/ice. These look like a version of HN that appear rounded, but would provide traction on rough/muddy ground. Without something like this, it would be slippery going on flat leather soles.
Brian Donohue on 4th April 2019 @ 2:28pm