A suburban local was stalled by a blizzard one winter's night, and so deep was the snow that its passengers were unable to leave the car. Next morning the hundred and fifty-odd half-frozen commuters were startled to see a manned signal tower only a few hundred yards away. The signal-station attendant had seen the stalled train the night before, but when asked why he'd done nothing about it, he answered, "It's not in my territory."
Source: Three Minutes by James Keller, M. M., 1950
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