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HokieStu 01-07-2011 03:27 PM

A long night
 
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This is what happens when you are 4-wheeling at night.....in unfamiliar territory.

Yes, in the last couple of pics, the train is actually pulling me up out of that hole.....

turdhurdler 01-07-2011 03:30 PM

Man, when you get stuck you don't mess around. Thanks for sharing the pics of your misfortune and welcome to the forum.

Jeff

HokieStu 01-07-2011 03:32 PM

A few more...
 
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Thank God my dad was a railroader & those guys had pity on me.....

Jkw 01-07-2011 03:33 PM

Thats gotta rank pretty high on the chart of ways to be pulled out of a rut haha nice!

JDsDream 01-07-2011 03:33 PM

You had to be pulled out by a TRAIN?

HokieStu 01-07-2011 03:37 PM

My buddies kept telling me for years that I should have sent these pics in to some magazine, but I never figured anyone would be interested in them. We had already hung up another Jeep trying to pull me free. The train came by & gave us a hand. He pulled me free like I wasn't even there.

ParaCAD 01-07-2011 03:42 PM

That take it!..lol I challenge someone to top being pulled out by a train!...lol

Sorry it happened tho, bud...so awesome tho!..:D

sevenservices 01-07-2011 03:45 PM

OMG, can't say I've been pulled out by a train before!

Sucks being stuck that bad but hey, it turned out good in the end...

HokieStu 01-07-2011 03:48 PM

It was a head ache that night, but it's all good now. She sat in that hole over 24 hours before help arrived. I think I had about 70k miles on it at the time, I'm over 200k on it now. (It's my daily driver)

When they got me out, I pulled the floor plugs & drained the water from the inside, cranked the engine & water shot out of the tailpipe. Cranked it again & she fired up. Drove her back home & gave her a good pressure washing. Drained the front & rear end.

RatherBNarizona 01-07-2011 04:41 PM

Damn, well that's a step up! Now we have to get pulled out by a hovercraft or a plane

OregonTJ 01-07-2011 04:54 PM

good one!

IndyJeepMan 01-07-2011 05:07 PM

That is awesome! NO ONE prolly can say they were recovered by the biggest heaviest land vehicle ever!! Usually trains don't go where people Jeep, but you sir were lucky. Send that in the Robertsons Offroad, or Offroad Adventures! And mention the Wranglerforum ;)

Xjman1 01-07-2011 06:17 PM

Bet the train was struggling. LOL

HokieStu 01-07-2011 06:29 PM

Xjman1 - I've got one of those pics on my office wall, when people ask about it, I tell them about the time I had to pull a coal train with my Jeep. :)

2002Apex 01-07-2011 11:01 PM

12 Wheel drive, GE Diesel Engine with 12 Cylinders @ 4400 HP can pull the equivalent of 170 Boeing 747 jetliners. Congrats. I wish there were more pics of this. that is intense. get stuck again and wait for the next train and lets try this again.

bobjenkins 01-07-2011 11:05 PM

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Originally Posted by 2002Apex
12 Wheel drive, GE Diesel Engine with 12 Cylinders @ 4400 HP can pull the equivalent of 170 Boeing 747 jetliners. Congrats. I wish there were more pics of this. that is intense. get stuck again and wait for the next train and lets try this again.

So wait . You got stuck by the tracks so you waved down a train and they stopped for you?

Maybe conductor was a jeeper

KawiTJ 01-07-2011 11:21 PM

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Originally Posted by bobjenkins (Post 973919)
So wait . You got stuck by the tracks so you waved down a train and they stopped for you?

Maybe conductor was a jeeper

he did mention his dads a railroader..... :cool:

pakman55 01-08-2011 07:58 AM

I call your train and raise you a heli:

http://image.shutterstock.com/displa...p-33802165.jpg

orangecrush4u 01-08-2011 08:05 AM

Thats pretty cool never thought about getting pulled by a train.

HokieStu 01-08-2011 12:03 PM

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Originally Posted by bobjenkins (Post 973919)
So wait . You got stuck by the tracks so you waved down a train and they stopped for you?

Maybe conductor was a jeeper

The train was actually stopped just barely insight of the Jeep. They saw us from a distance & pulled the train up to where we were with the intention of running us off. Once they saw the predicament that I was in they offered a hand.

It greatly helped that my dad had actually trained the engineer who was running the train that day. In his words, "I'll either pull you out or I'll pull you in half."

Always Stuck 01-08-2011 02:25 PM

Now that is cool.

ESP 01-08-2011 02:29 PM

Win

jcf 01-09-2011 01:18 AM

Thats something you will remember for ever! how cool is that being pulled out by a train :punk:

uppidycon 02-03-2011 03:40 AM

nice.. i had a similar incident when i was 17.. my buddy and i were doin' some wheelin' down the side of the tracks by my parents house.. started around 730 pm and didn't get out until about 1 am.. i quit going down there after that.. ha.. i was in my 89 YJ and my buddy was in his dads 88 YJ.. my dad had to come out there in his 95 YJ to help get us out..

alkaline 02-03-2011 03:43 PM

talk about special treatment, that's bad ass dude. Great story to tell

Anschutz 02-07-2011 09:47 PM

Wow. I think if a train can't pull you out just kick some dirt over the top and report it stolen.

Tommy2Times 02-08-2011 02:05 PM

Wow, that's awesome! After several beers that's going to be hard not to make my own story! Lol!

pyro 02-09-2011 10:50 PM

BEST STORY EVER! With Pics to prove it makes it even better!

Vroooom 02-09-2011 11:07 PM

Dang....

That little ole train did that without a lift-kit, recovery hoops, winch or even a light-bar.

I dont see it being possible, myself.


(research: sarcasm LOL)

Mac2411 02-10-2011 07:11 AM

Great story! I think I can, I think I can, I think I can . . .


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