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03-10-2013, 12:38 PM
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Originally Posted by Chainshot View Post
My father worked for Conrail for almost 15 years. He took the severance package back in '81 as Reagan deregulated things and the move to shipping via tractor trailers surged. I still remember going to the yard to pick up his paychecks and being able to watch them building trains.

Granted, I also remember a couple of his coworkers having some terrible experiences, one guy got coupled between two freight cars, fatally. Another didn't tuck his pants into his boots down by the Ohio St. yard and got bit several times by a rat that went up his pant leg. Not only did he have to get the old fashioned rabies shots in the stomach, he had to deal with a rat bite to the genitals.

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