The Tale of the Runaway Train

Who said trains can’t runaway from home?

Today, in 2001, a train broke free from its enslavement at the hands of man at a train yard in Toledo, Ohio and drove for 2 hours before getting caught.
The train operator was “nearby” (as he claimed) when the train started moving along the track, out of the train yard, and on its way to freedom from the oppression he’d lived with at the hands of man ever since it was built.

With not a single person on the train, it gained speed, seeing the world it truly wanted to. Now was it’s time to see the world, make spontaneous rail changes and do what it wanted to do, instead of being forced to bend to the train conductors evil ways.
For two blessed hours, the train went on it’s merry way, feeling the wind in it’s engine like it’s never felt before. It turned and took the scenic route, heading straight to the Ohio river instead of going through the smog of downtown Toledo. It took in this freedom as it started to imagine life on the lam; maybe making up a sob story to train yard workers in other cities when it needed it’s wheels oiled.

But what is this? It seemed as if another train was following him–could it be another train protester? Could this be the creation of ‘Occupy the rails?’ No. This new train caught up to the liberated machine now churning it’s wheels at 50 mph. Instead of following behind it, the new train latched itself to the other train by it’s caboose.
The liberated train felt itself slowing down. This would be his demise. No more warm wind. No more spontaneous rail changes. No more Ohio river. The traitor train pushed on it’s breaks until they were riding at 10 mph. A man jumped on the liberated train and put on the breaks, bringing it to a complete stop.
The (now) captured train, with it’s caboose between it’s wheel’s rode back to Toledo with it’s slavemaster at the wheel.

Picture from wikipedia, story from http://bit.ly/bPnQjz.

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