"William Randolph is a candidate for a Carnegie Hero Award. He prevented a derailment of the Royal Gorge passenger train near Castle Rock, when a flash flood sent a wall of water and sand over the bridge as the train approached. He ordered an assistant to place a seven foot cross cut saw across the rails to throw a red block for the approaching train."
Note: We did a Google search to try to find out why laying the crosscut saw on the railroad tracks created a "red block" for the approaching train. It is possible that having the metal saw touching both rails at the same time set off the red light for the approaching train so it knew to stop. To anyone with railroad knowledge, it would be appreciated to get more information on this by commenting here or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
|Aneta with her boyfriend Robert and the news article about |
her dad preventing a train derailment.