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Joe Bob Briggs
Founder, Focus on the Dysfunctional Family
05.22.2008 | Comments(3)

Runaw–uh, Walkaway Train

A 47-car freight train left Toledo while no one was aboard
and traveled 70 miles on its own. CSX engineers chased it with an engine and attached the engine to the rear of the train to slow it to ten miles per hour near Kenton, Ohio, so that engineer Jon Hosfeld could jump on and stop it. Amtrak passengers, still waiting for their Toledo connections, asked that the runaway train be added to the daily Amtrak schedule, preferably with no humans attached.

Comments(3)

PeteAtomic | 09:06 pm on 5/24/2008

"Amtrak passengers, still waiting for their Toledo connections, asked that the runaway train be added to the daily Amtrak schedule, preferably with no humans attached."

Perhaps the smartest move mass transit could take in the US right now.

JoshH | 02:55 pm on 5/27/2008

Watching that happen gave one guy an idea for a new brand of malt liquor.

The Enemy Below | 06:21 pm on 5/28/2008

Wow!!!I'm Sure 20th Century Fox Is Jumping at the Bit To film That!!
Sounds Like A Cross Between"Speed"and"Runaway Train"!!!

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