An M1a in the turntable pit. This is precisely what the hostler does not want to do. A former roundhouse worker told me that there was a hostler who would "challenge" the turntable operator by asking him to start turning the table while he pulled the engine out of its stall. The hostler said that he (the turntable operator) had better be lined up by the time he got the engine there. So much for the challenge! (Collection of Kevin Kohls. Date and photographer unknown.)