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  • Mercury Jumped the Line

    h1. When Mercury Jumped the Line p. In the Fall o' '75 the Denver-Pacific owned Mercury locomotive went off the rails in Nevada. 43 lives were lost in the tragedy. The papers says a local bandit group had blasted the rails but, some folk are prone ta …

  • Rufus Rankine

    p. Working as a locomotive engineer in his earlier days back east Rufus gained some fame when he pushed an old coal burner past speeds that are easily achieved by today's modern Ghost Rock boilers. At the height of his fame he married the prettiest gal he …