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Churned railroad bed after train derailment, Fero, N.D.
Churned railroad bed after train derailment, Fero, N.D.
TitleChurned railroad bed after train derailment, Fero, N.D.
Date of Original1948-08-17
CreatorHerron, Gifford, 1912-1969
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView looking down a torn-up railroad bed, with five laborers standing on it. Several derailed railroad cars are off the track to the left.
Ordering Informationhttp://www.lib.ndsu.nodak.edu/ndirs/collections/photography/Reproductions.htm
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Railroad accidents
Railroad cars
Railroad passenger cars
Laborers
Railroad rails
Organization NameGreat Northern Railway Company (U.S.)
LocationFero (N.D.)
Rugby (N.D.)
Pierce County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Decade1940-1949
Item Number2035.991
Negative Number2035.991
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original10 x 13 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"The roadbed was churned up by the derailed cars for a distance of about 550 feet." - Caption with image, Fargo Forum & Daily Tribune, Aug. 18, 1948, p. 4.
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. Oriental 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 (2035.991)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs000163
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