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Date: 01/18/13 08:08
King Tut vs. elk: King Tut loses
Author: GenePoon

King Tut no match for Idaho elk
TRAINS.com
January 18, 2013

> SPOKANE, Wash. – The Pharaoh of Egypt was apparently no match for an
> elk from Idaho yesterday when Amtrak’s “King Tut” F59PHI No. 470
> struck an elk near Elmira. The Amtrak Cascades locomotive was wrapped
> with images of Egypt’s King Tut last year to promote an exhibit of
> King Tut artifacts at Seattle’s Pacific Science Center. It was
> leading Amtrak’s westbound Empire Builder when it hit the elk. The
> collision damaged the locomotive, disabling several safety
> appliances. The train limped into Spokane and No. 470 was removed for
> repair.

http://trn.trains.com/en/Railroad%20News/News%20Wire/2013/01/King%20Tut%20no%20match%20for%20Idaho%20elk.aspx



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/13 08:10 by GenePoon.



Date: 01/18/13 08:43
Re: King Tut vs. elk: King Tut loses
Author: Amtkrd4man

The curse continues.

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Date: 01/18/13 09:59
Re: King Tut vs. elk: King Tut loses
Author: GenePoon

Amtkrd4man Wrote:
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> The curse continues.


And you just KNOW there were passengers aboard who BELIEVE in the King Tut Curse!

Would have made interesting conversation over breakfast in the diner.



Date: 01/18/13 11:12
Re: King Tut vs. elk: King Tut loses
Author: fbe

I wonder what the window camera shows of the impact.

Been there, done that, never lost a unit, though.

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Date: 01/18/13 12:39
Re: King Tut vs. elk: King Tut loses
Author: WP707

Elk steaks for dinner...???



Date: 01/18/13 12:43
Re: King Tut vs. elk: King Tut loses
Author: Lackawanna484

WP707 Wrote:
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> Elk steaks for dinner...???

Along with the Bob Evans scramble.

If the engine had to be removed from service, I suspect the elk was probably served up for dinner...



Date: 01/18/13 13:07
Re: King Tut vs. elk: King Tut loses
Author: winchester

Lackawanna484 Wrote:
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> WP707 Wrote:
> --------------------------------------------------
> -----
> > Elk steaks for dinner...???
>
> Along with the Bob Evans scramble.
>
> If the engine had to be removed from service, I
> suspect the elk was probably served up for
> dinner...


You know something had elk for dinner shortly there after.



Date: 01/18/13 13:27
Bears and Mooses...Oh the Humanity!
Author: amt207

Recall a few years ago graintrain derailed up there. Quite a bit was spilled and left at the site after the wreckage was cleared away. Amtrak came thru and slaughtered a heard of drunk bears feeding on the spoiled grain.



Date: 01/18/13 14:05
Re: Bears and Mooses...Oh the Humanity!
Author: joemvcnj

<Along with the Bob Evans scramble. >

I am glad Amtrak stopped serving that. It was egg goop and hashed breakfast meat all mixed up, yuk.
But Bob Evans is a pretty good restaurant, definitely better than Denny's. It is a shame that Amtrak gave it a bad name.



Date: 01/18/13 14:25
Re: King Tut vs. elk: King Tut loses
Author: CountryBoy

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CB


GenePoon Wrote:
-------------------------------------------------------
> King Tut no match for Idaho elk
> TRAINS.com
> January 18, 2013
>
> > SPOKANE, Wash. – The Pharaoh of Egypt was
> apparently no match for an
> > elk from Idaho yesterday when Amtrak’s “King
> Tut” F59PHI No. 470
> > struck an elk near Elmira. The Amtrak Cascades
> locomotive was wrapped
> > with images of Egypt’s King Tut last year to
> promote an exhibit of
> > King Tut artifacts at Seattle’s Pacific
> Science Center. It was
> > leading Amtrak’s westbound Empire Builder when
> it hit the elk. The
> > collision damaged the locomotive, disabling
> several safety
> > appliances. The train limped into Spokane and
> No. 470 was removed for
> > repair.
>
> http://trn.trains.com/en/Railroad%20News/News%20Wi
> re/2013/01/King%20Tut%20no%20match%20for%20Idaho%2
> 0elk.aspx



Date: 01/19/13 16:05
Re: King Tut vs. elk: King Tut loses
Author: poultrycar

Hey, do not poo poo King Tut's curse. While in Egypt, in spite of the curse, I went down into his tum. I went home (two days) and that night my wife was very nearly killed on a snowmobile. Took her months to recover.

I am a believer !

Beware of old curses!



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