Category: derailment

Cars, derailed. Photographed: at Gilcrest, C…

Cars, derailed. Photographed: at Gilcrest, Colo., March 27, 1961. This occurred on March 23, 1961, in Gilcrest, Colorado, when #18 Portland Rose struck a truck in Gilcrest.  The lead engine is Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul & Pacific #34A (EMD E9), the B-unit is Union Pacific #972b, and the rearward A-unit is Union Pacific #950 (EMD E9).

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Milwaukee Road’s Columbia Express Wreck…

Milwaukee Road's Columbia Express Wreck, May 30, 1911 - Marengo, Washington

Milwaukee Road’s Columbia Express Wreck, May 30, 1911 – Marengo, Washington by Steve Shook

Via Flickr:

WRECK ON THE C. M. & P. .S. RY.
MAY 30, 11
NEAR MERANGO, WASH.

Date: May 30, 1911
Source Type: Postcard
Printer, Publisher, Photographer: Cramer (#3)
Postmark: None
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: Note that the postcard publisher misspelled Marengo and listed the initials of the railway incorrectly.

Marengo was a railway siding of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road Milepost 1927.0) located in Adams County, Washington, approximately 11 ¼ miles southeast of the town of Ritzville, Washington [47°1’38"N 118°11’10"W]. Note that there was once a community of Marengo also located in Adams County, Washington, but the Marengo mentioned in this postcard was the railway siding.

It is believed that the wreck took place at this location on a very sharp curve in the track: 47°0’44.25"N 118°12’52.68"W.

The following newspaper item concerning this train wreck appeared in the May 30, 1911, issue of The La Grande Evening Observer, published in La Grande, Union County, Oregon [Volume 10, Number 186, Page 1, Columns 1-2]:

NEW MILWAUKEE EXPRESS IN THE DITCH AND TWO KILLED
Tacoma, Wn., May 30. – The Milwaukee’s new limited transcontinental passenger, “Columbia” was ditched this morning near Lind, Washington, according to information received here. The engineer and fireman were killed. The train was enroute to Tacoma.

The engineer was Talmadge and the fireman Scholenberg. One baggageman and four negro waiters were injured in the wreck of the Columbian express on the Milwaukee road near Marengo. She left Seattle last night. A smoker, tourist and day coach were derailed.

The following newspaper item concerning this train wreck appeared in the May 30, 1911, issue of The Oakland Tribune, published in Oakland, Alameda County, California:

TWO KILLED IN NORTHERN WRECK.
SECOND TRAIN OVER C. M. & P. S. RAILROAD GOES INTO THE DITCH.
ENGINEER AND FIREMEN MEET DEATH; LOS ANGELES LTD. DERAILED.

Spokane, Wash., May 30. – Derailed at a sharp curve seven miles east of Ralston and 26 miles east of Lind, Wash., the “Columbian,” east-bound passenger train on the Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railroad, was wrecked early today the engineer and fireman instantly killed and at least one passenger seriously injured. Reports from the wreck are meager.

The dead:
Engineer E. H. TALMAGE, of Maiden.
Fireman SCHOLENBERG, of Maiden.

The injured are being taken to Lind.

The “Columbian” is the second through passenger train to leave Seattle over the Milwaukee line since the completion of the road. The train was new and expensively equipped. The engine and two cars were demolished.

Engineer Talmadge was Earl Harry Talmadge, the son of Henry J. Talmadge and Lillian Mason Talmadge. Talmadge was 40 years old at the time of his death. Fireman Scholenberg was Harry Shollenberg, the son of William H. Shollenberg and Alice Mary Scott Shollenberg. Shollenberg was 23 years old at the time of his death.

Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. This image and associated text may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of Steven R. Shook.

Milwaukee Road’s Columbia Express Wreck…

Milwaukee Road's Columbia Express Wreck, May 30, 1911 - Marengo, Washington

Milwaukee Road’s Columbia Express Wreck, May 30, 1911 – Marengo, Washington by Steve Shook

Via Flickr:

WRECK ON THE C. M. & P. .S. RY.
MAY 30, 11
NEAR MERANGO, WASH.

Date: May 30, 1911
Source Type: Postcard
Printer, Publisher, Photographer: Cramer (#5)
Postmark: None
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: Note that the postcard publisher misspelled Marengo and listed the initials of the railway incorrectly.

Marengo was a railway siding of the Chicago, Milwaukee, St. Paul and Pacific Railroad (Milwaukee Road Milepost 1927.0) located in Adams County, Washington, approximately 11 ¼ miles southeast of the town of Ritzville, Washington [47°1’38"N 118°11’10"W]. Note that there was once a community of Marengo also located in Adams County, Washington, but the Marengo mentioned in this postcard was the railway siding.

It is believed that the wreck took place at this location on a very sharp curve in the track: 47°0’44.25"N 118°12’52.68"W.

The following newspaper item concerning this train wreck appeared in the May 30, 1911, issue of The La Grande Evening Observer, published in La Grande, Union County, Oregon [Volume 10, Number 186, Page 1, Columns 1-2]:

NEW MILWAUKEE EXPRESS IN THE DITCH AND TWO KILLED
Tacoma, Wn., May 30. – The Milwaukee’s new limited transcontinental passenger, “Columbia” was ditched this morning near Lind, Washington, according to information received here. The engineer and fireman were killed. The train was enroute to Tacoma.

The engineer was Talmadge and the fireman Scholenberg. One baggageman and four negro waiters were injured in the wreck of the Columbian express on the Milwaukee road near Marengo. She left Seattle last night. A smoker, tourist and day coach were derailed.

The following newspaper item concerning this train wreck appeared in the May 30, 1911, issue of The Oakland Tribune, published in Oakland, Alameda County, California:

TWO KILLED IN NORTHERN WRECK.
SECOND TRAIN OVER C. M. & P. S. RAILROAD GOES INTO THE DITCH.
ENGINEER AND FIREMEN MEET DEATH; LOS ANGELES LTD. DERAILED.

Spokane, Wash., May 30. – Derailed at a sharp curve seven miles east of Ralston and 26 miles east of Lind, Wash., the “Columbian,” east-bound passenger train on the Chicago, Milwaukee and Puget Sound Railroad, was wrecked early today the engineer and fireman instantly killed and at least one passenger seriously injured. Reports from the wreck are meager.

The dead:
Engineer E. H. TALMAGE, of Maiden.
Fireman SCHOLENBERG, of Maiden.

The injured are being taken to Lind.

The “Columbian” is the second through passenger train to leave Seattle over the Milwaukee line since the completion of the road. The train was new and expensively equipped. The engine and two cars were demolished.

Engineer Talmadge was Earl Harry Talmadge, the son of Henry J. Talmadge and Lillian Mason Talmadge. Talmadge was 40 years old at the time of his death. Fireman Scholenberg was Harry Shollenberg, the son of William H. Shollenberg and Alice Mary Scott Shollenberg. Shollenberg was 23 years old at the time of his death.

Copyright 2014. All rights reserved. This image and associated text may not be reproduced or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording, or otherwise, without prior written permission of Steven R. Shook.

Amtrak’s Boston to Washington DC &ldqu…

Amtrak’s Boston to Washington DC “Patriot” derailed at 2:40 PM while traveling 70 mph 10 minutes after leaving 30th Street station in the southwest Philadelphia neighborhood of Gray’s Ferry. Six of the nine cars derailed, with 3 turned on their sides. The AP report says that one woman suffered a broken leg and that a man was briefly trapped in one of the cars.

June 08, 1984

PC wreck phila clocker sept 69 by John W. Bar…

P-C wreck phila clocker sept 69

PC wreck phila clocker sept 69 by John W. Barriger III National Railroad Library

L&N Pan American wreck Calera, AL 2/5/1952

L&N Pan American wreck

Calera, AL

2/5/1952

L&N Pan American wreck Calera, AL 2/5/1952

L&N Pan American wreck

Calera, AL

2/5/1952

607 with the “Powhatan Arrow” lies on her side…

607 with the “Powhatan Arrow” lies on her side after a derailment resulting in the death of the fireman. Cause, failure to obey automatic block-signal & entering turnout at excessive speed (77 mph). The 607 was rebuilt & remained in service until 1958.

Franklin Furnace, OH

February 20, 1948

607 with the “Powhatan Arrow” lies on her side…

607 with the “Powhatan Arrow” lies on her side after a derailment resulting in the death of the fireman. Cause, failure to obey automatic block-signal & entering turnout at excessive speed (77 mph). The 607 was rebuilt & remained in service until 1958.

Franklin Furnace, OH

February 20, 1948