is being completed. The train slows down for the interlocking switches at Clark, where it crosses over to the
eastbound track again.
The remainder of the trip passes quickly. A few comments are made about the poor alinement near
Banks; the rough ride along there is marked by quick jolts or bumps.
On the return trip, your track supervisor and you get off the train at Hubbard to stop at your office and
make plans for the surfacing to be done and to check the reports of rail laid that day. You also decide which extra
men should be taken from the job near Bingham Hill for the surfacing work west of Rhodesburg.
The foregoing indicates how experienced track maintenance men use their ability to see, hear, and feel
train movement, to analyze the track. It also acquaints you with some of the terms used for track defects. This
text defines these and other common rail terms and explains how such defects are usually corrected.