Courtesy of Dave Morgan.
"Here are a few photos of a car of ties that caught on fire. The train
stopped on the west end of the Smyrna siding, in the photos they look
like they are just west of the culvert. Photos taken by Alyene Morgan,
wife of the section foreman, also my mom. I don't remember this, but
must have been about 1960.
This photo is taken from
directly between the section house and the track. To the right is the
switch for the Smyrna house track.
"They must have pulled this car
a ways to get ti to the side track. Maybe they radioed for help from
the fire district in Royal City. If so, that is just 7 miles away.
They could have gotten there almost at the same time, considering the
train crew had to first drop the rest of the train, then open the switch
to the siding to get there."