Who knew they had coal in Florida?

Who knew they had coal in Florida?

PostBy: jpete On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:45 pm

http://usnews.msnbc.msn.com/_news/2011/ ... in-florida

And who knew hobos were still around?

A young couple with wanderlust and a love of trains were found dead this week buried under thousands of pounds of coal in Florida.
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Re: Who knew they had coal in Florida?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:50 pm

Apparently they didn't know either ... :o
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Re: Who knew they had coal in Florida?

PostBy: freetown fred On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 6:51 pm

WEll, I knew about the Hobo's-a bunch of them are Nam vets. They had a neat show about it on PBS I can't imagine hopping on a coal car. That's a shame.
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Re: Who knew they had coal in Florida?

PostBy: SMITTY On: Fri Dec 16, 2011 7:35 pm

We used to hop the train all the time back in the day. Somebody would build a wall of debris, train would wipe it out & slow down, & we'd hop on and hitch a free ride to Worcester. Speedy delivery! :D

Seems easy in theory, but let me tell ya ... my feet came damn close many times to those wheels. Running straight ahead & jumping sideways does weird things ... along with the pint of 101 shnapps usually consumed before the attempt ... :lol:
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Re: Who knew they had coal in Florida?

PostBy: ncountry On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 11:03 am

SMITTY wrote:We used to hop the train all the time back in the day. Somebody would build a wall of debris, train would wipe it out & slow down, & we'd hop on and hitch a free ride to Worcester. Speedy delivery! :D

Seems easy in theory, but let me tell ya ... my feet came damn close many times to those wheels. Running straight ahead & jumping sideways does weird things ... along with the pint of 101 shnapps usually consumed before the attempt ... :lol:


I remember the time a buddy and I decided to jump a train. We had imbibed a lot of alcohol also.He jumped down the bank next to the tracks and fell in a large mud puddle .I am rolling around laughing at him as the train is going by. When the noise subsided I realized he had busted his knee. 1 surgery later he was fine. Whiner lol. We never did try again.
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Re: Who knew they had coal in Florida?

PostBy: samhill On: Sun Dec 18, 2011 12:35 pm

Many years ago a motorist reported seeing someone jump off of the Westinghouse Bridge near Pittsburgh, they searched under the bridge & found nothing so thought it was a hoax. Then I think it was weeks later the body turned up a few states away in a pile of coal. Wrong way to jump a train.
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