RoadTrip America

Routes, Planning, & Inspiration for Your North American Road Trip

What IS This Thing?

What IS that thing?A. A "rod basket" used by roustabouts to hold sucker rods as they are removed from oil wells

B. A "chain cauldron" used by switchmen on cog wheel railroads

C. An old-style crane hook used to unload lumber from railroad cars

D. A "sky hook" used in open pit copper mining

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