Today was one of those weird days when old group messages appear on my
screen after they have floated in space for a month or two? Does this
happen to anyone else?
I have just sent a story called "The Fusee" to Classic Trains magazine,
an amusing true story between Sandbank Yard, the fire department, and
myself. I don't know if I'm a writer yet, but soon to find out.
Some of my B & M material was in the last B&M Bulletin and will be in the
next issue as well. Do we have any B&MRRHS members out there?
As far as the other events on railroad property, I want to get them on
paper, but I was waiting for the statute of limitations to apply. i don't
want any old employees in trouble for having kids around or giving them
rides. Just like at my yard, when we see cameras on the bridge, We
wonder who it might be, do we have our hard hat on, did we foul
equipment? What a world it is now!
On Tue, 29 Jan 2002 21:10:07 -0500 "Randy & Lorraine"
> You have the makings of a book in there !! great stuff !! start
> writing it
> all down every detail ! perhaps you could add some fictitious event
> with it
> and this would be a fun read
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: <Knixrule1@...>
> To: <FJGRailroad@yahoogroups.com>
> Sent: Tuesday, January 29, 2002 10:05 AM
> Subject: Re: [FJGRailroad] Bulls
> > As a teen, it was a daily event for a bull to chase us through the
> > Sandbank. It was great fun and adventure to hide in the woods,
> > through the tunnel from one end of the yard to the other, and
> pester the
> > poor guy. We walked to Mechanicville once and slept there. The
> > morning we took a few shots at the turn table when out of the
> woods came
> > a railroad cop (bull), he put us in the patrol car, our backpacks
> on top
> > of the car and brought us to the office and sat us down. Just
> then the
> > trainmaster walked in he knew me from being a buff, and gave us a
> > release to ride home in the caboose from Mickeyville to Rotterdam
> > Junction. Next we went to Buffalo, when we got in Buffalo Central
> > Terminal (wow), we met the Conrail trainmaster. Seeing that we
> were just
> > boys with only a few dollars, he put us in the crew room to sleep
> > bunkbeds with those big Buffalo rats. As the night went on, a
> crew came
> > in, asked us what train we were on so we showed him our note from
> > trainmaster. After his explicit definition of the trainmaster,
> > conductor ejected us from the room so we slept in the train yard
> with the
> > big Buffalo rats. The next night we went to Niagara falls and
> slept in
> > the yard under the bridge. After a day of rail buffing and sight
> > we thought it would be cool to sleep at the bottom of the falls,
> so we
> > began to climb the fence to the falls when a motorcycle cop
> stopped usand
> > began to scream. Next Don and I hopped a freight to East
> Deerfield, Ma,
> > we went to the office the next day and asked the clerk for a cab
> > home as we had in Mechanicville months earlier. Not being of good
> > the clerk (Joni Johnston) called the bulls on us. We hid in the
> > near the bridge and waited to hop a westbound home. The bulls
> drove to
> > the bridge and sat up there for hours with binoculars watching for
> > talk about stress! OK, so we were not smart kids but we had a
> > time. Im just glad I lived through it and still have two legs
> when I
> > think about it. Later I'll tell you about the cops in the caboose
> > if you want to hear it.
> > Steve Myers
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