I don't know about this. I grew up in that area through the 70's and 80's and spent many summers with my Grandparents. I don't ever remember a train being active durring that time. Everything else I've read says the line completely went out in the mid 50's as well. I'll have to see what my Grandfather says. He may remember more than I do. The rest of it is pretty accurate compated to what I have read though. Where did you find it? I have a copy of that photo saved in my photobucket account. That would be something else I'd like to find more info about. At least as far as what caused it and how they picked that huge monster up.