1. Dibbons

    Dibbons Well-Known Member

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      good idea Dib, in the 70's worked for the Railroad, those old flares had a spike in the end to stick into RR ties.
       
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      • 1967coronet

        1967coronet FBBO Gold Member FBBO Gold Member

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        One of those and 5 gal. of fuel oil can really get a brush/tree pile going.
        Ive heard. :thumbsup:
         
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          b-body-bob Well-Known Member

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          A childhood friend's dad worked for the RR, and somehow we ended up with what he called railroad "flares", which was basically a blasting cap outfitted to strap to the rail so when the train ran over it the crew would without a doubt notice it.

          Being kids and all, we strapped it to a rail, stood back, and threw bricks at it until it exploded. I remember feeling the blast wave hit me and I was not very close to it at all.
           
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          We called those "track torpedoes" on my railroad. They did make quite a bang!
           
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            When I was a kid, we would go to the train yard and raid the cabooses. That was where the track bombs and the flares were stored. We caused a lot of mayhem with those stolen goodies.
             
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            You're a hooligan!
             
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