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    Default Hand Signals

    Okay, in this video between 5:40-6:00

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RO4xn-NJjmU

    The yard foreman signals that he has “Two for Four”

    What does that mean in railroad terms.
    I assume it means, he is supposed to throw four cars but he only throws two at a time.

    Please correct me if I’m wrong.

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    One of my best friends ever was a brakeman for the Santa Fe during the time period of that film.
    "Two for Four" means two cars for track 4.

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