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Four mounted original photos showing the results of a head-on train crash involving a Michigan Central Freight train in the early part of the 20th century

(Michigan) (1913-1927) No photographer listed. Photos, black and white, oblong 5 x 8", stiff dark grey mount 9 x 11". One photo creased, mounts have light edgewear, curving and bumping else very good condition. There were five head-on collisions involving Michigan Central trains, all took place in Michigan. The dates: July 13, 1913 and January 25 1914 were both at the same crossing just north of Jackson, November 23, 1918 Dexter, November 4, 1926 Goodison and September 18, 1927. The photos: Head-on collision of two engines, one has letters too faint to read on the cab, Michigan Central open wagon (#629?) car with piles of lumber and sandbags nearby, up-close view of the debris (wheels, strips of metal) and a large crane in the background and the last photo shows a group of workers posing on the tracks in front of the crane and the stack of metal behind them is almost twice their height. Photos show boards of lumber, twisted metal, derailed cars, wheels, sandbags, not much of the area behind the wreck can be seen, ie. no treetops but there are telephone poles, men shown are not wearing winter clothing. Very dramatic. Sold as a lot.

Book Id: 99-4282

Price: $250.00

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