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June 2002

East Tennessee Railway

Armstrong switching. We have just stopped and uncoupled the wood car in the middle of an intersection in Elizabethton. We went down past the switch just to the left and ran around to the side of the car. Now we're going to let the car drift downhill to the left and go catch it and hook to the other end to pull it down the siding we're on. Except that the car wouldn't move. All 4 of us had to "get out and push" to get it going. But once it started moving, "Katy, bar the door". It's amazing how free rolling a car this heavy is on roller bearing trucks. Anyway, we had a good time. At least John and I did.


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