Thursday, July 20, 2006

Railroad Tracks Blocked By Wagon Filled With Wheat

July 1911--A wagon loaded with wheat broke down on a railroad crossing near West Lafayette and was struck by an east bound passenger train. Wheat was scattered over the tracks and passengers helped clear the wagon and wheat so that the train could proceed.

The wagon owner tried to beat the train and had his wagon break down on the crossing. The engineer saw what was happening and pulled his emergency break. Nonetheless, the wagon was struck and wheat scattered.

Remember kiddies, wheat wagons and locomotives don't mix.


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