If you get any takers of that bet, tell "em to come to me when they want to buy a bridge...OK, David?
Adding to my cage of picked nits: did ya' hear the term applied to "a move known as...." when the caboose was propelled by the Challenger to recouple to the rear of its train.
I saw only one of those moves in steam, and to see it done with a Challenger was awesome. I saw an LIRR H10s at Hicksville do it in 1950's-earliesh....a small engine, response to throttle and independent brake handle had to be much quicker than the Challenger.
To do the move you start abruptly and then on signal abruptly slow enough to guarantee enough slack to allow pulling the pin (uncoupling) the cab', then accelerating away from the caboose to open a space between the rear of your engine allowing the switch behind you to be lined for the other track, hopefully having the caboose moving fast enough to get to a controlled joint with the train, but not too fast for the brakeman who lined the switch to swing aboard---who may be the crew member who's going to control with the hand brake the coupling.
Awesome to see that performance of a, not "kicking,"...of a drop.
We could talk, also, about "dutch drops."