"We'll be lucky if we are not ditched," Wallie panted as he braced his feet.
Ditch, or Be Ditched: to get into trouble, or to fail at what one has undertaken.
To be "ditched" when riding on trains means to be put off, or to get locked into a car.
He also had been ditched from the first train and had caught this one.
I gave her the stock and to make it worth the money she turned around and ditched me.
The roads were cluttered in places with ditched motor trucks.
The rustlers might have got wind of the gun dash and ditched the locomotive.
Of all desolate places, the one at which I was ditched was the limit.
Later in the day I nailed two other freights and was ditched from both of them.
Strange to say, I do not at this late day remember a detail of how I was ditched at Rawlins.