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Slingshot Train Lift A longtime Southern California tow company assists in lifting a derailed train using a specialized sling. by Jim ‘Buck” Sorrenti

Jim “Buck” Sorrenti, a longtime editor of American Towman, has been our field editor for the past 10 years. He is a freelance writer and photographer with more than 40 years of experience covering motorcycle, hot rod, truck and towing culture. He writes weekly for TowIndustryWeek.com.


t 11:00 am on Wednesday November 11, 2020 Pepe’s Towing Service received a call from a tow company on scene in Long Beach, California requesting help to reset a rail car. Joshua “Josh” Acosta explained, “We were called by City Tow that needed assistance in lifting a 200,000-pound rail car that derailed and needed to be set back on the tracks.”

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American Towman Magazine - February 2021