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    http://www.tahoetopia.com/news/blizz...-trapped-train


    Sunday, January is the 61st anniversary of the SP streamlined train being snowbound.

    Weasels to the rescue!
    Last edited by RadioRoy; 01-11-2013, 09:38 PM.
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    Interstate 40 didn't exist in 1952!! the Interstate Highway System bill was signed in 1956 by the then current president. Good to see the Weasel's being used so long after WW2.
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    • #3
      We had loads of Weasel's in Sweden & Norway & there's still a few around, good Studebaker-country!
      If you go in on www.studebakerklubben.se & click on "bilar" & scroll down just a little you'll see one Norwegian.

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        Donner Pass?! if those people weren't able to be rescued history could have repeated itself and they might have turned into another Donner Party!
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Warren Webb View Post
          Interstate 40 didn't exist in 1952!! the Interstate Highway System bill was signed in 1956 by the then current president. Good to see the Weasel's being used so long after WW2.
          Right. It was US route 40 that was closed by the blizzard and was mostly replaced years later by I-80 west of Denver. You'd think the author (who presumably lives in that area) would know the difference.
          Skip Lackie

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Skip Lackie View Post
            Right. It was US route 40 that was closed by the blizzard and was mostly replaced years later by I-80 west of Denver. You'd think the author (who presumably lives in that area) would know the difference.
            Good points, you guys. Somethings are inexcusable if you are going to be a paid writer. Especially in the first sentence; something that "wrong" jumps out at a knowledgeable reader and right or wrong, it taints the balance of the piece.

            Pretty cool story, though; must've been frightening. BP

            We've got to quit saying, "How stupid can you be?" Too many people are taking it as a challenge.

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            "You can avoid reality, but you cannot avoid the consequences of avoiding reality."

            G. K. Chesterton: This triangle of truisms, of father, mother, and child, cannot be destroyed; it can only destroy those civilizations which disregard it.

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