"Passengers, if needed, will assist train crew in pushing train, removing livestock and fallen trees from track."
Those words were written — probably by some marketing guy — when the Wanamaker, Kempton & Southern Railroad opened almost a half-century ago. That sentence has appeared on every ticket sold to passengers at the Kempton station since 1963. Similar language is used by railroads all over the nation.
No one ever expected those words to possibly spring to life in a real situation this year. Continued