|Old Photographs posted|
Moving a building by train. The caption tells us they are moving this court house 20 miles from Hemingford to Alliance, Nebraska, 1899.
- It is very top heavy. There had better not be any banked curves.
- All of the crossing warnings would have to be removed because they are normally pretty close to the tracks.
- No "code line" (signalling wires) was along the track.
- How many power and phone (telegraph) lines crossed the track and had to be taken down?
- Why would you move a court house? Some comments talk about entire towns being moved when a mine plays out or an engine watering facility is no longer needed.
- The courthouse is mixed in a train with other cargo. Today, a big load would be much smaller than this, and a train would be dedicated to the move.