Discussion in 'The Real Thing- North America' started by t. alexander, Aug 4, 2002.
#3 - wider view
SP & D&RGW units
I'm don't know the story behind any of these pictures. Some of them make me glad that I don't know the details.
Now I'll have nightmares for years!
I'm glad the worse wreck I've seen (live) was a switcher push a car a few feet past the end of the line, and onto a street.
I ran across this photo in a box of old family pictures. I don't know where this wreck happened --- most likely somewhere in Missouri --- nor what railroad it was on. The following was written on the back of it:
"December 3rd 1904. I was on the train shown in this picture when it went off the bridge, falling about 30 ft. It was running about 35 miles an hour when it jumped track so you can see we got a pretty fair shaking up. I came out with only a few bruises. Many got badly hurt."
According to the info I had, the D&RGW SD40T-2 #5408 (and the #5402) was/were wrecked on Tennessee Pass the 2/7/1989, retired and then sold to National Rail Equipment Corp., that scrapped it around June 1991.
The D&RGW SD40T-2 #5348 (and the #5370) was/were wrecked at Pando, CO, the 11/22/1994, and retired the 2/17/1995.
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