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Old 11-06-2005, 12:28 AM   #14
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My uncle told me a story once that when he was a kid, him and some buddies put some bullets on the IC mainline near their house and when the train came into view they all hid waiting for the racket. After the engine hit the first bullet, the engineer started to apply the brakes and then he hit the second one and he really laid into the brakes and then he hit a pile of bullets that they had left on the tracks and my uncle said it sounded like a machine gun going off and the engineer released the brakes realizing that it was just kids playing and went on down the tracks.

He told me that later on he realized that the bullet going off did sound like a torpedo and they, by pure dumb luck, had spaced them out far enough for the engineer to think they were real torpedoes.
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