on Mon Apr 30 20:26:37 2012, in response to Re: Some Railfans Have All the Luck!, posted by SelkirkTMO on Mon Apr 30 18:25:24 2012.
The best fan trip incident I ever experienced was back in the 1970's. It was a train of BMT Standards. The brakes tripped heading up the grade to Smith 9th Streets. When the motorman tried to get moving the combination of wet rail and the grade and curve caused the wheels to slip. On the second try he got moving with the wheels slipping like crazy. The sound from the gears was amazing!
I was kind of hoping we would all get out and push :)