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Bob Bufkin

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Tumbleweeds Stop Train
« on: December 21, 2007, 11:33:24 PM »
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A complete coal train stopped dead by tumbleweeds. Who would have believed it?
 

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On Monday morning, if someone had told me that tumbleweeds could stop a coal train, I would have said " yeah, right, no way." That was until yesterday morning, 12 miles west of Hardin, we were pulling up Rowley Hill, going 15 mph & the wind was blowing about 50 mph & we ran into thousands of tumbleweeds.  We came to a dead stop in about 5 car lengths, 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 5hrs 35 min. & finally Had to back down the hill & let another crew take over because we ran out of time to work.  Crazy huh?......




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Re: Tumbleweeds Stop Train
« Reply #1 on: December 22, 2007, 06:55:02 AM »
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When lichen attacks!  :D