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Thursday, January 14, 2010

The Ties that Grind

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Fort Worth Telegram, February 8, 1906. I just found this dramatic sequel to one of Monday's naughty-vicar dramas.

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The Chicago tradition of suicide-by-rail goes way back to the day after the day the first train rolled through town. I'm amazed this guy survived the impact. Those cowcatchers were the airbags of their time I guess.

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