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  by Chuck84
 
If a railcar or locomotive where to roll over your foot...... your loosing it whether or not your wearing steel toe boots.....I have never worn soft toe boots. I love my steel toes, my feet get no colder in the winter with steel.
  by awbro
 
absolutely! but if you drop a knuckle, you're not going to end up with severed toes! not even broken ones.
  by Freddy
 
Chuck84 wrote:If a railcar or locomotive where to roll over your foot...... your loosing it whether or not your wearing steel toe boots.....I have never worn soft toe boots. I love my steel toes, my feet get no colder in the winter with steel.
True. Boot making has come a long way. Also I always wore insulated boots and they were no hotter in summer than in winter.
  by Chuck84
 
The technique that we use to change a knuckle here would make it really hard to drop in on your foot. Even if you did, wearing a good pair of leather boots, it shouldn't hurt much anyway.
  by jphill
 
So you are saying that it drop a knuckle on your toes it is not going to hurt w/o steel toes? Please I would like to a demonstration.
  by gp80mac
 
That's why you never put your foot under a knuckle (at any time) to begin with.
  by mispeed
 
I used steel toe red wings before and over 3 years - the soles are almost completely gone, were never waterproof as advertised, nor warm in any way. plus they were never abused other that walking outdoors in the winter and climbing a ladder... to be honest I don't care if I spend over 200 if I can get warm, waterproof, durable soles, safety toe,breathable boots.

I have heard terms like goretex, vibram, lodger, insulated, and so on...

what is the best out there for ballast and railroading in general.

thanks!
  by proto05
 
I just bought a pair of fleece-lined jeans from basspro for about $30 bucks. so comftorable and keeps you WARM in 30 degree nights. I recommend them.
  by Chuck84
 
jphill wrote:So you are saying that it drop a knuckle on your toes it is not going to hurt w/o steel toes? Please I would like to a demonstration.
A knuckle weighs about 80-85lbs. If it falls on your foot, it will sting. But like I said, dropping one on your foot will be very difficult if you follow the rules.
  by Kazecap0ne
 
Chuck84 wrote:
jphill wrote:So you are saying that it drop a knuckle on your toes it is not going to hurt w/o steel toes? Please I would like to a demonstration.
A knuckle weighs about 80-85lbs. If it falls on your foot, it will sting. But like I said, dropping one on your foot will be very difficult if you follow the rules.

it would do a little more then "sting" with no steel toe.....
  by x60pilot
 
Follow the rules it will never hit our toes...:)
  by jr145
 
And pay attention when you pull a knuckle open. Just because the head of a knuckle pin is there, doesn't mean the rest of it is.
  by gp80mac
 
Isn't that the worst feeling in the world? When you go to pop a knuckle and it just falls down to the ground, with that sickening THUD sound?
  by Chuck84
 
gp80mac wrote:Isn't that the worst feeling in the world? When you go to pop a knuckle and it just falls down to the ground, with that sickening THUD sound?
lol. But if your feet are OUTSIDE the rails, like the rules say, then your foot won't get touched. And I would like to see someone pull a knuckle hard enough to make it land outside.
  by jr145
 
Chuck84 wrote:
gp80mac wrote:Isn't that the worst feeling in the world? When you go to pop a knuckle and it just falls down to the ground, with that sickening THUD sound?
lol. But if your feet are OUTSIDE the rails, like the rules say, then your foot won't get touched. And I would like to see someone pull a knuckle hard enough to make it land outside.

I've done it.
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