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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 railroad tracks in foreground. Several men visible walking next to railroad car.
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-109
Negative Number2023.L-109 (5x7 plastic)
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original13 x 17 cm.
Transcription"Even the all-steel bagage car could not escape the terrific force of the crash. A portion of one shown here after it had wallowed through two freight cars, smashing them to matchwood and coming to a rest against the battered water tank of the Empire Builder locomotive. Despite the force which hurtled them across the prairie, the all-steel cars did not telescope, saving, it is believed, scores of lives." - Caption with same photograph published in Fargo Forum & Daily Republican, Feb. 1, 1932, p. 1.
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-109)
Digital IDrs002172
Original SourceNegative
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