Fire Fighters Assist Railroad to Make Steam
Auburn, N. Y., firemen of Engine No. 3 recently assisted the New York Central Railroad to make steam to keep passengers warm aboard the “Wolverine,” a Chicago-to-New York passenger express train which had run out of water. The crack limited was delayed en route by a freight derailment on the main line of the railroad and used up the 3,000 gallons of water it carries for car heating purposes while being rerouted via the Auburn branch.
The train was stopped near the quarters of Engine 3 while fire fighters hooked up a hydrant line to replenish the tank. Although coupling threads do not match, firemen solved the problem with a Cooper jacket.