When we reached Reno I sent the following message to Ben Welch:

That flanger is a ripper. It tore a stream of ice over the telegraph wires.

J M Graham


After this 2 more cars were equipped with the same flangers.

At Truckee in our own shop we made a little change in the flanger by cutting away the out side sills of the car reenforcing the sill with a bar of iron where cut away, that interfered with throwing all the ice.



Courtesy of the Lynn D. Farrar Collection.

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