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Train wreck on April 17, 1953
Train wreck on April 17, 1953
TitleTrain wreck on April 17, 1953
Date of Original1953-04-17
CreatorBurkum, Lester, 1912-2001
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA view looking down railroad tracks where a train wreck occured. On the left are parts from the train and a train car sits upright but diagonal to the tracks. On the right is a railroad crane on another track to move the railroad cars, it has the number X2392 on the side. In the distance down the railroad tracks is a pile of debris, another train car off the track and smashed up, and a few people.
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Railroad accidents
Railroad cars
Railroad construction & maintenance
Railroad rails
Railroad travel
Railroad tracks
Hoisting machinery
LocationNorth Dakota
Item Number001.40.07
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original9 x 16 cm.
Transcription"2. April 17, 1953, crane is on side track, (south) track, roof of section house visible, north side of R.R."--Handwritten on back of photograph.
NotesOther photographs taken of this railroad wreck had information written on them saying, "Grand truck western boxcar…" and "4 cars rolled on ties until 4 unit diesel and 20 cars stopped east of wreck scene. Train was't (west?) going east. 7:00 A.M."--Handwritten on the back of photographs.
Repository InstitutionManfred Heritage Museum
Repository CollectionManfred Heritage Museum Photograph Collection
Credit LineManfred Heritage Museum, Manfred, N.D. (001.40.07)
Rights ManagementCopyright status unknown.
Ordering InformationManfred Heritage Museum
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GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdm0014007
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