I Might Just Know What I'm Talking About
Join Date: Sep 1999
Location: Owensboro, KY
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Re: OT - Free coal!
Yes, I remember being very impressed with a derail response team back in the 70s. An "old guy" with them made my eyes bug when he layed down on a railroad car which was on it's side to grab and lift a one inch plus steel cable and its hook (still bigger than my waist) and yank it up there like it was a grass rope. it was in excess of 100 degrees that day I dont know how he could stand his shritless body against that hot metal. Ah, my coal mining days, not sure I really miss them... Yeah, I guess I do... sometimes.