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  • Jeff Thompson
    I got a train trivia calendar for 2013. The Sat/Sun listing (without specifying the exact date) reads: In 1873, Eli H. Janney patented the automatic knuckle
    Message 1 of 608 , Jan 28, 2013
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      I got a train trivia calendar for 2013. The Sat/Sun listing (without
      specifying the exact date) reads:



      In 1873, Eli H. Janney patented the automatic "knuckle coupler" (U.S. Patent
      138,405).



      Near as I can figure, no one died.



      Jeff

      ZoCal





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    • FT. Dewey
      1990 Gas explodes on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die 1991 Railroad workers go on strike in the US   Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel
      Message 608 of 608 , Apr 17 7:53 AM
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        1990 Gas explodes on passenger train in Kumrahar India, 80 die
        1991 Railroad workers go on strike in the US
         
        Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train.
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