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Item PH26983 - Warning attempt failed

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CA BWGPL GJ-SB 75-PH26983

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Warning attempt failed

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  • 1975-05-28 (Creation)

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C.E. Jackson

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Bradford Witness

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"Somewhere in Bradford there is an unidentified man who may have saved the lives of a CNR railway crew on board a southbound freight train that plunged off the line and did over $1 million damage behind Hardee Farms during the storm last Wednesday night. Morris Sims, A CNR spokesman, told The Witness that a mystery man tried to warn the train's engineer that 100 feet of track had been washed out by the storm. Mr. Sims said the man tried to warn the engineer with a flashlight but the engineer couldn't understand the signal. The spokesman added the engineer slowed the train from its regular 50 miles per hour to 20 just to be on the safe side. Even though the train did run off the track at the reduced speed, Sims said the man probably saved the crew's lives by his action."

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Bradford Witness
May 28, 1975
Vol. 109, No. 22
Pg 1

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Microfilm Reel #87

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