My favorite train wreck tale

From Tom Barber:

Ever notice that when a tornado strikes, “tossing mobile homes
about like children’s toys,” a witness inevitably is able to
buttonhole a wire service reporter within moments of emerging from
his storm cellar to announce, “It sounded like a freight train!

My freight train file was swelling impressively when a prized catch
came in an AP second lede writethru from Motley, Minn., where a bumbling
dispatcher had sent two Burlington Northern coal trains down the same
track to a head-on crash 200 yards from Andrew Paife’s home. “Paife
captured the moment for reporter Karren Mills, volunteering:

‘It sounded like a tornado.’ “

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