Pusher Power

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Thu Jul 25 14:18:37 EDT 2019

Yes, as I recall it was from hard coupling, and the caboose body buckled in 
its center beneath the copula. For that to happen, the frame took the 
impact.  I don't think there were any injuries.  If I find the magazine I 
will scan the picture.

Not N&W, but a retired PRR engineer from Hagerstown told me once that if 
coupling too hard to a PRR wood caboose, it would knock the wood body out of 

--Rick Morrison

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> On 7/24/2019 6:18 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
>> Wasn't that a hardcoupling incident?
>  Yes, the damage to the caboose was caused by a very hard coupling. This 
> was recounted by Mr. Louis Newton in his book. Another myth debunked.
> Jimmy Lisle
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