1907 - Steam Shovel on Rampage
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Mon Oct 15 22:26:36 EDT 2007
And Vicker(s) is spelled wrong too. Newspaper fact-checking standards
haven't changed much since the day.
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> "It seems that the draw-bar was pulled out at Waltons and the shovel
> started down the track. The operator at Vickars was notified that it was
> coming and was instructed to place some obstruction on the track so as to
> derail the car. He did so, but placed it on the wrong track, and in a few
> moments the flying car, going at the rate of about forty miles per hour,
> flew by."
> Quite an amazing feat considering it's uphill from Walton to Vicker...
> pretty sure it was even before the grade realignment
> Robb Fisher
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