CN derailment

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by Will_annand, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. Will_annand

    Will_annand Active Member

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  2. spitfire

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    Thanks Will. Good thing no one was hurt.

    Val
  3. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    It must make the engineer shudder to come around the corner and see something like this. Now when I was a kid, we always rode our bikes on the track bed just beside the track as the grades were perfect for us and in those days, the noise of a steam engine approaching gave us time to get out of the way.
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    When I was a kid, I always walked the tracks to town as it was a short cut. There was a trail
    beside the track but I liked to hop the ties. One day while walking the tracks I must have been daydreaming because suddenly a sharp whistle sounded. The engine was almost on
    top of me. I made a dive for the path and missed and ended up in a large ditch full of water.
    When I came up, I saw the engineer laughing at me as the engine went by.
    I never heard it coming. It must have been coasting. I guess it was good that the engine
    was going very slow.
    from that time on, while walking the ties I kept glancing behine me.
  5. Chessie6459

    Chessie6459 Gauge Oldtimer

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    Glad to hear that no one was hurt in this matter. Let's just hope that this boy learned his lesson about the dangers of walking on railroad tracks.
  6. Will_annand

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    Took my trust new Fuji E500 down to the Aspidin Road and did some railfanning.

    Here is the results:

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  7. spitfire

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    Great shots Will! Surprised they haven't cleared those out yet.

    Val
  8. Will_annand

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    Val, apparently they can't move them until after the insurance company is through.
  9. Matthyro

    Matthyro Will always be re-membered

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    Great photos Will. Almost takes as long to cleanup as the highway crashes do.