Bill Earney & Jim Oxendine, Salem Branch

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  1. wpmoreland719

    wpmoreland719 Member Frisco.org Supporter

    This photo is of my grandfather, Marion F. "Bill" Earney (left), and Jim Oxendine (right) taking a lunch break next to their speeder on the Salem Branch.

    Grandpa told a story once of he and another trackman, mostly likely Jim, riding on the speeder one night south of Steelville. They suddenly came upon a drunk man passed out between the rails. They couldn't get the speeder stopped in time, and Grandpa instinctivley jumped off, because he couldn't bear the thought of running over someone. But the speeder was high enough that it passed harmlessly over the man. I guess someone was left onboard to get it stopped.:)
     

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  2. Pat,
    Can this pic for a strong guy to the left be put on Media? found by forum/Frisco Folks/search/grandfather/wpmoreland719[​IMG]
     

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  3. William Jackson

    William Jackson Bill Jackson

    Very neat, wish we could see the speeder better. I won't guess, trying to keep the experts away !!
     
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  4. gjslsffan

    gjslsffan Staff Member Staff Member

    LOL Bill! Talking Like a RR man! But a great great image for sure. Great dedicated folks on our Frisco.
     
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