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Re: Wilson Lemon and hooppole shaver?
Posted by: Christopher Wilson (ID *****4455) Date: December 04, 2010 at 15:26:38
In Reply to: Wilson Lemon and hooppole shaver? by ellen Laverty of 624

Hi, as I'm sure you know a Tie-Hacker was a person who cut the lumber for the rail road ties. It was explained to me that originally a groove was shaved into each end of the railroad tie that the track would sit in at appropriate spacing. this would be called the loop-hole. Hope the info is correct.

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