Got This

Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by fifer, Feb 16, 2008.

  1. fifer

    fifer Active Member

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    From a friend today.
    On Monday morning, Nov 19, 2007 just12 miles west of Amarillo, we were pulling up Rowley hill, going 15 Mph & the wind was blowing about 50 mph & we ran into thousand's of Tumbleweeds come to a dead stop in about 5 car length's, they blew under Our Drivers & we lost all our traction & were dead in the water.

    We had 3 Engines & got 2 more engines off another train & Still couldn't move. We were stuck there for 5 hrs & 35 min. & finally Had to Back down the hill & let another crew take over because we ran out of Time To work, crazy huh?......Stacy


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  2. steamhead

    steamhead Active Member

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    Is this the same event that was posted here about 1-2 months back, or is it another..??
  3. McGilliCutty

    McGilliCutty New Member

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    I never would have imagined a train being stopped by a tumbleweed-drift.
  5. Russ Bellinis

    Russ Bellinis Active Member

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    Rowly Hill is thr right name, but it isn't West of Amarillo, it is up in Montana. Having helped my brother move to Oklahoma City last year, I don't think we encountered so much as a dry wash between Tucumcarry N.M. and the Oklahoma border. No hills at all.