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Old 01-31-2006, 10:43 PM   #4
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I bet those guys did have to wrap wet towels around their heads going thru those tunnels with steam! Especially considering the temperature inside a tunnel is generally pretty cool, when you get a big steamer in that small space I guess the temperature can rise very rapidly. Makes me laugh when a crew complains today about the AC not working in a new unit BTW I had a relative who was a fireman and then engineer who died on the CNO&TP in the early days, but thats a whole other story.
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