Telltale discovery on Bradford Rail Trail

On a recent stroll along Bradford’s newly opened rail trail, one discovers a small remnant of the railroad age. Removing all the trees and vines has revealed what is called a ‘Tell Tale’ a series or steel straps/cables dangled over the oncoming train, intended to give warning to a brakeman on the roof of the train that the train is approaching a low-clearance obstacle, such as a tunnel or a bridge.

The Tell Tale is set a few hundred yards before the South Main Street Bridge.  Look for it next time you take a stroll along the rail trail.

 

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