Trains and Railroads
Monday - November 25, 1974
WOR Show Original Airing
The aural medium and sounds. Shep plays the sounds of the Queen Elizabeth as it leaves the New York harbor.
Shep talks about railroads. 3 miles south of Chicago is the major railroad hub of the midwest. He reads a piece from George Ade.
He talks about train accidents. How 3 students and a teacher he knew were killed in a car right behind the school. The teacher had picked up the students on the way to school. A train his a car in the steel mill. Once while waiting at a crossing he see a car get hit by a train and the engine goes flying up through the air. He gets out and looks for the car but can't find it. The engine lay there still smoking. Another train makes an attempt to stop for an open bridge, but the engines end up under 30 feet of water. Another time there is a head on collision between 2 trains.
Shep's comments about knowing classmates and teachers that were killed by trains was recounted in an article in the Hammond Times in 1983 during a visit back to Hammond.