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Overturned passenger car, Great Northern derailment, Fero, N.D.
Overturned passenger car, Great Northern derailment, Fero, N.D.
TitleOverturned passenger car, Great Northern derailment, Fero, N.D.
Date of Original1948-08-17
CreatorHerron, Gifford, 1912-1969
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionRailroad passenger car lying on its side over a ditch. There are three laborers working on clearing the wreckage.
Ordering Informationhttp://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndirs/collections/photography/Reproductions.htm
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Railroad accidents
Railroad cars
Railroad passenger cars
Laborers
Organization NameGreat Northern Railway Company (U.S.)
LocationFero (N.D.)
Rugby (N.D.)
Pierce County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1940-1949
Item Number2035.989
Negative Number2035.989
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"Most of the injured were in this coach, which was the first passenger car behind a baggage, mail and dormitory car which did overturn. Workman beneath coach indicates where injured were removed." - Caption with image, Fargo Forum & Daily Tribune, Aug. 18, 1948, p. 1.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
ContributorForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Biography/HistoryOne wheel leaving the track at a switch at Fero, N.D., five miles east of Rugby, was to blame for the derailment of the G.N. Orental Limited on the evening of Monday, August 16, 1948. Forty passengers were injured in the accident.
Bibliographic Reference"Wheel leaving switch blamed for GN wreck", by Lloyd W. Sveen, Fargo Forum & Daily Tribune, Aug. 18, 1948, p. 1.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo Forum Negative Collection 2035
Collection Finding AidConsult: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/971
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2035.989)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs000164
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