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The Socrates Engine

The Socrates was the only engine to make it to the other side before the crash. Dan McGuire, the engineer, gave his engine full power when he felt the bridge beginning to give way under him. He luckily made it to the other side. As he turned he he watched in horror as the Columbia and other cars fell into the gorge. Notice the drive rod to the wheel is off and the tender is off the tracks.