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Old 02-28-2010, 01:25 PM   #7
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In the 1960's I was visiting an ATSF main track in Southern California with my father. I remember being intrigued by a block indicator and seeing the rust on the spikes and base of the rail that he described as caused by toilets (presumably to keep me from touching the track structure and getting my hands dirty). I wanted to walk across a short girder bridge when he simply asked, "What would you do if a train came?" A fairly simple concept, never forgotten.
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