Knox College Railroads in the Midwest: Early Documents and Images (Knox College)
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Wreck at the west switch, Galesburg, 1885
Wreck at the west switch, Galesburg, 1885
TitleWreck at the west switch, Galesburg, 1885
DescriptionCaption associated with original photo reads: "Wreck which occurred at the west switch in Galesburg yards on February 16, 1885. Passenger train No. 6 was coming in with a double-header, because of a snow blockade, and collided with a switch engine standing on the track. Four engines were piled together in a mass of wreckage and the fireman, John McCarty of Galesburg, was killed. The temperature was 25 degrees below zero, making the work of rescue [illegible}."
SubjectRailroad accidents
Railroad shops & yards
Geographic LocationUnited States--Illinois--Galesburg
Date1885
TypeImage
Formatjpeg
IdentifierLocal History Series--Railroads--General Information
RightsSee http://library.knox.edu/digitalcollections/rightsinfo.htm
CollectionRailroads in the Midwest, Early Documents and Images (Knox College)
Date Digital2009-02-20
Physical Description35mm negative
Filenametrainwreckfeb1885.jpg
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