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Wreckage of Milwaukee freight locomotive after train collision, Wahpeton, N.D.
Wreckage of Milwaukee freight locomotive after train collision, Wahpeton, N.D.
TitleWreckage of Milwaukee freight locomotive after train collision, Wahpeton, N.D.
Date of Original1932-01-31
CreatorAnderson, David, 1883-1962
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionTwisted remains of locomotive lying beside railroad tracks. A man visible next to the wreckage.
Ordering InformationConsult: http://library.ndsu.edu/ndsuarchives/duplication-services
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Railroads
Railroad accidents
Railroad locomotives
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
Decade1930-1939
Item Number2023.L-115
Negative Number2023.L-115 (5x7 plastic)
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original13 x 17 cm.
Transcription"This tangled mass of steel is all that remains of the Milwaukee freight locomotive after the Empire Builder plowed into it at an intersection near Wahpeton. In this wreckage both firemen and engineer were killed. The locomotive was struck just to the left of the top driver. Note the twisted piece of rail which in some manner became entangled with the wreckage." - 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: http://hdl.handle.net/10365/912
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2023.L-115)
Languageeng
Digital IDrs002192
Original SourceNegative
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