Allegedly playing the game called "chicken," three Weissport brothers, aged 10, 8, and 5, stood on the tracks of the Jersey Central Railroad at the Weissport grade crossing, gambled with their lives, and won. Martin A. Otto of Lehighton, engineer of the 130 car eastbound freight train, en route from the local yards to Jersey City, N.J., said he saw the boys on the track and thought they were caught on a rail. He sounded the air horn and they did not move. He dumped the sand and jammed on the brakes. They jumped when the engine was a short distance from them.
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Saturday, December 29, 2012