Modoc Line, Sam Wong's potato spur, 1991

On September 17, 1991 at the Sam Wong's potato spur on the Modoc Line, a maintenance-of-way worker did not return a switch to the normal position. The result was the pile-up captured by Southern Pacific conductor Larry Ott who arrived at the location shortly after the wreck.

Odly enough, one crewmember came equipped for the event with a hat reading "Shit happens."

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