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Subject: Re: [ENG-SOM] Railway Packer
Date: Sun, 17 Nov 2002 16:33:37 EST


In a message dated 17/11/02 18:17:04 GMT Standard Time,
writes:


> what a "Railway Packer" did - anything to do with a track maintenance gang
> perhaps?
>

A Railway Packer is an obsolescent term for a platelayer. he packed ballast
under and between railway sleepers to make the foundation of the rails stable
and level.
Regards Stan Mapstone
Cheshire, England


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