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It's the Principle of the Thing

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Title Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Subject Pioneers
Description Stories and poems about early Southern Utah Pioneer
Publisher Snow College
Date 1990
Type Text
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Language eng
Rights Management Snow College
Holding Institution Snow College
ARK ark:/87278/s6k64g79
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-03-01
Date Modified 2005-03-01
ID 323884
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79

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Title It's the Principle of the Thing
Description baby in February and she wanted to be home when it was born, Paul called Mr. Hielsen and accepted his offer-then he put Geneve on a train to Heber* In a few days Paul had his business taken care of in Wendell, and he bought a ticket on the Oregon Shortline to Ogden. He had to catch the train in Gooding. It was December 23rd and bitter cold. He carried two heavy suitcases to the train station a mile outside of town. When he arrived there, everything was locked up and all was dark. There was nowhere to go to get out of the wind and cold. Finally he heard the train coming. Paul had grown up around trains, and as this train roared toward him he could hear that it was not slowing down. He stepped out on the track and gave the emergency signal, raising his arms to shoulder height and dropping them to his sides twice. The train had to stop, '.That if a bridge was out ahead, or a rail or tie was broken? When the passenger train slowed and stopped, he calmly picked his luggage up and climbed aboard. "Where's the emergency," the conductor demanded. "Right here. A matter of life or death," Paul The conductor exploded. "Do you know it's a federal offense to stop a train by using the emergency signal?" "Well, I'm sorry but I had no other choice. They sold me a ticket over at Wendell and told me I could catch this train here at 9 o'clock tonight. They didn't tell me that the station would be locked up, or that I would freeze to death while I waited for a train that wasn't even going to stop for me." "No one reported that there would be a passenger pick up tonight," the conductor roared, 61
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Source Saga of the Sanpitch Vol 22
Setname snowc_sts
Date Created 2005-02-23
Date Modified 2005-02-23
ID 323786
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6k64g79/323786