cowcatcher


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an inclined metal frame at the front of a locomotive to clear the track

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A tail of heat, bending stars, poured from the engines, curving off into the violet light of the refineries and suburbs as the tracks curved away and the train cut its path through the wetlands; it was later, perhaps in some recollection of that night, the body, another drunken stumblebum finished off by his train--it was his third such incident in two years--later that he would also remember the sight of that plane taking off; not that he made a connection between the two events that night, but he felt somehow that there was one between the plane and the death of the man whose body had wedged beneath what was once a cowcatcher and now was just a square-cut chink of metal frame meant to blunt the impact if the train did come into contact with anything.
The year 1876 saw the first steam-traction farm engine: A small railroad locomotive, really, fitted with self-steering front wheels in place of the cowcatcher and rail-truck, and tall, wide cleated-steal ground wheels in back in place of the big, half-flanged drivers.
The unidentified worker suffered a leg injury when he was briefly trapped under the cowcatcher of the train's engine, police said.
Tenders are invited for Repairing, Through Renovation Of Exiting Concrete Road Including Cowcatcher At Rajbhawan Complex, Gangtok, Sikkim
Tenders are invited for Construction of , PHC Building with 1G type and 1 H type quarters, Cowcatcher, Dirilling of tube well, Paver Block, at Changatola District Balaghat.
Tenders are invited for Construction of 4 F type, 4G type and 4 H type quarters, Boundrywall, Cowcatcher, Dirilling of tube well, Paver Block, at CHC Baihar District Balaghat.
Tenders are invited for Construction of 4 F type, 4G type , 4 H type quarters, Boundrywall, Cowcatcher, Dirilling of tube well, Paver Block, at CHC Baihar District Balaghat
The town proper, the historic gold rush Whitehorse," he wrote in a report that detailed his travels, "is on the dusty river flat, an intriguing mixture of unpaved roads, wooden sidewalks, false fronts, fine new government building, stem wheeled behemoths of the river rotting on the beach and the log station of the White Pass & Yukon Railway that suggests wood burning engines with cowcatchers.
This design can be likened in appearance and function to the cowcatchers placed on locomotives.
As a kid I loved Casey Jones (steamin' and a rollin') and it was a real treat to see the vintage 19th century engines with giant smoke stacks and cowcatchers.
Like cowcatchers on locomotives, they clear the track of impediments that would slow the progress of their charge.
SAN ANTONIO -- A 20-minute drive north on Highway 281 from the San Antonio Airport leads beef lovers to Cowcatchers Steaks Restaurant in Bulverde - San Antonio's newest Hill Country destination.
Cowcatchers serves only Angus rib-eyes cooked over an open mesquite fire.
Two years later, Cowcatchers opened its rustic doors.