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Re: Here comes the '12
Posted by bridgeville mike on 6/11/2012, 8:32 pm, in reply to "Here comes the '12 "
thanks for the picture |
: It was a summer Sunday many years
: The Bearcat scanner was typically
: silent for a Sunday.
: If the weather was just right.
: Distant radio base stations could be
: heard from far away.
: Ranger Tower in Bellevue...
: The old ACY Dispatcher...
: Brewster Tower...
: Any many now forgotten echos of
: another time.
: But on this particular Sunday
: Brewster Tower was loud and clear.
: DJ-12 ... o.k. off the dock...
: Brought my senses to life.
: A short time later...
: "DJ-12"...o.k. out at
: Baymere...Switching Lead to the
: Westbound...was later heard.
: Being early afternoon, there was a
: good chance.
: From our home near Longview the
: short drive out West.
: I had some time but not too much.
: As old DJ-12 wouldn't be fiddlin
: The N&W kept those 50 some
: From Brewster to Pittsburgh
: In Class 1 shape.
: 132 pound welded all the way.
: A hours runnin time if all went
: And another hour on the ol'e
: Barely past 2 hours later.
: With blarring air horns...
: Here comes the '12.
: By the old Montour R.R. - George
: Funny how some things seem to stick
: in your mind.
: A everlasting impression from back
: in my early days...
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