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  • Baggage Car-Inside
        A look at the inside of the baggage car at the Rainy River Heritage Square Museum. Inside this exhibit are various tools used by employees of the railway. Enginemen's torch, tallow pot, Carman's lantern, Operators hoop are just a few of the memorabilia that can be seen at the museum.
      A look at the inside of the baggage car at the Rainy ...
  • Baggage Car-Inside
        Another view of the baggage car at the Rainy River Heritage Square Museum in Rainy River Ontario.
      Another view of the baggage car at the Rainy River Heritage Square ...
  • Trackmen's Lamps
        Warning lanterns were used by the trackmen to signal oncoming trains, and track conditions. A red lantern was a signal for danger. This meant that approaching trains should avoid some obstacle or accident on the track. A green light, unlike our traffic lights, did not mean go ahead, but instead ...
      Warning lanterns were used by the trackmen to signal oncoming trains, and ...
  • Flagging Equipment
        The flagman's principal job was the protection of the train. His position was at the rear car of the train where he could see any approaching train and with the flagging equipment, use signals in compliance with the rules of the railway.
      The flagman's principal job was the protection of the train. His position ...
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