Another walking story: On the Bartlett & Western in Central Texas, after many track washouts and cotton prices dropping, the railroad discontinued using steam locos (too heavy for the bridges) and used a pair of Fordson rail tractors to haul the cotton bales & cotton oil to the Santa Fe connection. The crew feared that the train would fall through the old bridges so when they came to one, the "engineer" would set the throttle and the crew would walk across the creek bed while the "train" slowly crossed without them. On the other side, the crewmen would climb back aboard until they came to another bridge...
Old times in Texas
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