Mishap with the Atomic train

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Mishap with the Atomic train

Postby philipmartin » Sat Jan 09, 2010 9:24 am

There was an interchange track at G, (gone by the time I got there in 1960,) and I guess the PRR crew put the atomic cars on it for the L&H. When the crew cut away from the cars, instead of lining the engine for the main track, the operator brought it back against the atomic cars, with a slam. No problems ensued. In those days, railroaders didn't turn each other in, (although I do;); and the operator was a high ranking Free Mason, which wouldn't have hurt on the old Pennsy.
The operator told me the story fifty years ago, so this may be what happened; but it could also be that the L&H crew was supposed to run around the cars to tack the caboose on, and got lined into the atomic cars instead. Also, I'm guessing that the cars came from the PRR.
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Re: Mishap with the Atomic train

Postby Railjourner » Sun Jan 10, 2010 8:55 pm

I enjoy hearing your "Tales From G Tower" very much. Interesting stuff. Thanks for posting.
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Re: Mishap with the Atomic train

Postby philipmartin » Mon Jan 11, 2010 9:37 am

I'm glad that people enjoy my reminiscences; I certainly enjoy thinking about those days.
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Re: Mishap with the Atomic train

Postby Otto Vondrak » Tue Jan 19, 2010 4:35 pm

So tell me more about the "Atomic cars?"
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Re: Mishap with the Atomic train

Postby philipmartin » Thu Jan 21, 2010 3:38 am

So tell me more about the "Atomic cars?"
I have no information; they were before my time. See 'Unit Coal Trains?"
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