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You want a good railroad MIR story? Think this qualifies. Not sure the railroad name currently serving Walla Walla Wa but they made a boo-boo

switching and a long black tank went 14 miles all by itself. 

Runaway rail car rolls 14 miles in Walla Walla (WA)



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Hooks thumb underneath armpit on his overalls leans back and brags about kicking a car 14 miles...

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AAwwww SShhhiitt. 

Bunch a Atta Boys down the drain, It's a railroad given, no good

deed goes unpunished.



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I thought YOU tied it down!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Doggone that local crew, can't they spot cars?



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Thats universal around here, BOSS turns the anglecock and the Hawg "Nails them 

in the head" (puts portion left on main in emergency... makes it easier on BOSS to

tie breaks on cars),Then ya give em a good bump for slack. If they sit you're

good ta pull the pin and go.



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EOT was on it. I reckon they tried to couple up to the car, but launched it instead.

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Freddie Krueger wrote:

Hooks thumb underneath armpit on his overalls leans back and brags about kicking a car 14 miles...


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WOW! My first prize ever!!!!

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Freddie Krueger wrote:

WOW! My first prize* ever!!!!


 The BJPC didn't review prior tu awarding. Forever asterisked.



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Thunderwagon5000 wrote:

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Calvin answers:



-- Edited by Calvin on Friday 28th of January 2022 08:03:19 AM

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What used to be Shops Yard on the Atlantic Coast Line RRin The Manchester part of Richmond Virginiait was situated above the James River going north onto a bridge across that riverjust before that bridge a switch diverged east into the Southern Railway yard which is still there under NS. Occasionally the ACL crew would loose a car and it would waddle across the bridge and get stuck in the middle of town. Crew out of service of course. Occasionally though if the switch to the Southern was lined that loose car would roll toward that yard.the people had an arrangement with each other that if a car went that way they would give two extra long horn blasts. If the Southern crew heard it and happened to be able to catch the car they would shove it back up to the ACL in exchange for a case of beer or some distilled refreshment. And trainmasters would turn a blind eye!

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We stole the ACL switch engine in Plymouth, NC to go out to the curvy connection track to shove a full ~80 car interchange cut out past the NS switch. Then, we had to come back on a car from trying and miserably failing on a too slow drop with too short brake chain that trapped our engine in the paper mill. We got by with it. Each railroad switched the Weyerhaeuser mill for 12 hours with ACL calling the shots on which 12 hours. So, you know it was winter because it was nighttime. We scuffed up the dirt to respot the engine exactly where it was. Locomotives ran 24/7/365. The whole thing was way too easy. The Cap'n was a 1942 model who had a perfect last name--Klass. Nothing but class.

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-- Edited by Snippy on Thursday 10th of February 2022 03:35:59 PM

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Snippy wrote:

We scuffed up the dirt to respot the engine exactly where it was. Locomotives ran 24/7/365. The whole thing was way too easy. The Cap'n was a 1942 model who had a perfect last name--Klass. Nothing but class.

 

 

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Guess there was no speed recorder on switch engines either!



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