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Wreckage of train collision, Wahpeton, N.D.
Wreckage of train collision, Wahpeton, N.D.
TitleWreckage of train collision, Wahpeton, N.D.
Date of Original1932-01-31
CreatorAnderson, David, 1883-1962
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionView of damaged railroad cars with twisted rails in foreground. Three men visible walking next to wreckage at right. Image taken in winter with snow on ground.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Railroads
Railroad tracks
Railroad accidents
Railroad cars
Organization NameGreat Northern Railway Company (U.S.)
Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company
LocationWahpeton (N.D.)
Richland County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2023.L-111
Negative Number2023.L-111 (5x7 plastic)
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original13 x 17 cm.
NotesTitle supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryRailway collision took place at 5:54 p.m. on Jan. 30, 1932, two and a half miles north of Wahpeton at the junction of the Milwaukee Road and Great Northern Railroad lines. A Great Northern train plowed into a Milwaukee Road train killing three railroad workers, Gerald O. Ostrander, Albert M. Tipping and Timothy O'Connor.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionDavid Anderson Photograph Collection 2023
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2023.L-111)
Digital IDrs002170
Original SourceNegative
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