[News Script: Train] Part: 1 of 4
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Four box oars were damaged, tracks were bent out of shape,
and a railroad man was injured this morning, when a freight
train slammed against a string of stationary box..oars near
the Vilbig Street Drossng6iwo ears, loaded with lemons,
were demolished. Two others were heavily damaged, but ean
be repaired. Railroad officials were reluctant to talk about
the accident, but apparently, this is what happened. A V
T & P freight train, with 144 box oars, enroute to Texarkana
had stopped off in Dallas to get rid of 26 ears. The ears
were disengaged, and the engineer pulled up ahead of the
sidiz switch. For one reason or another, the siding switch
was not opened. Wen the engineer backed up, instead of
cutting off onto the siding, the train went straight back
and banged against the 4tiweg of 26 oars, which had just
been out loose. The erackup knocked four oars from the
tracks, and sprinkled the ground with lemons.
MAN WITI BOOK
Shortly after the accident, railroad workers begin the
job of clearing the tracks for other trains. All trains
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WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Script: Train], item, July 16, 1961; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc936019/m1/1/: accessed December 18, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.