Wednesday, April 9, 2014

"Hook" me up? Will ya?

An anonymous but very reliable source at GO Transit provided an answer about yesterday's "jaunty pipe" aka the girder hook aka the whole Leprechaun post, etc...

The email:

"As GO works on the Union Station Re-vitalization – safety is our top priority!  So is complying with the legislation around preserving a heritage building such as Union Station.  The hook in question is one of a number of ‘shore power hooks’ throughout the shed. The hooks were used to hold electrical cables which served the trains.  They kept the cables up off of the ground and out of the way of the baggage carts and people on the platform.  They are heritage artifacts and are identified for retention during our renovation.  They are all in good condition and securely welded to the steel shed structure."

I guess me using them to hook footriders from is out of the question. Dang.


Anonymous said...

Interesting, thanks for the update. Wonder what they will be doing with these "heritage artifacts"

George said...

I hope they use them to hang footriders up by their waist bands resulting in world-class wedgies.

Squiggles said...

@ George:

I was thinking the same thing!

As a plus, maybe I won't be seeing so many underpants from ill-fitting pants as well.