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Cass County highway employee killed by train.
Cass County highway employee killed by train.
TitleCass County highway employee killed by train.
Date of Original1945-10-19
DescriptionTractor lying across railroad tracks in front of steam engine.
Ordering InformationConsult:
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Accidents
Railroad accidents
Railroad cars
Railroad locomotives
Steam engines
Railroad tracks
Graders (Earthmoving machinery)
Organization NameCass County Highway Department
Chicago, Milwaukee, and St. Paul Railway Company
LocationFargo (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
North Dakota
United States
Item Number2099.5.1
Format of OriginalGelatin silver prints
Dimensions of Original21 x 26 cm.
Publisher of OriginalForum Publishing Company (Fargo, N.D.)
Place of PublicationFargo (N.D.)
Transcription"X marks place where tractor motor lies." - Typed on front of image. "X. Crossing." - Handwritten on front of image.
"Fargo Forum Photos." - Stamped on reverse.
"4 col. tonite. Stan. (arrow as marked). " - Handwritten with china marker on reverse."
"Retouch. 5 1/2" - Handwritten in pencil on reverse.
"Badly smashed, this new Cass county road patrol machine is shown lying across the tracks of the engine of a Milwaukee railroad mixed train which struck the machine two miles south of Fargo Thursday morning killing the patrol operator Peter Schreiner, veteran Cass County highway department employee. X indicates the patrol's engine, about 130 feet back from the front of the locomotive." - Caption with image, Fargo Forum and Daily Tribune, 19 Oct 1945, p. 1.
NotesTitle provided by staff.
Peter Schreiner, highway department employee, was struck by a Milwaukee mixed train while he was driving a 13-ton road patrol. Parts of the $6,810 machine, in service for only two weeks, were strewn along the tracks 235 feet from the crossing.
Original photograph altered for publication with white and black inks.
Biography/HistoryPeter Schreiner was born 26 Aug 1883 at Rockville, Minn., near St. Cloud. Died 18 Oct 1945, Fargo, N. D. Married to Louise Zellner, 1905 in St. Cloud, Minn. Children left were son, Leo and daughter, Mrs. Ben Faber, and four grandchildren. Mr. Schreiner, who was 62 at the time of his death, had entered employment of the Cass County Highway Department in 1922.
Bibliographic Reference"Veteran Cass road employee killed in crossing crash." Fargo Forum and Daily Tribune. 19 Oct 1945. p.1.
"Cass road employee killed as train hits grader patrol". Fargo Forum and Daily Tribune. 19 Oct 1945. p. 6.
"No inquest in train death". Fargo Forum and Daily Republican. 19 Oct 1945. p.1.
Repository InstitutionNorth Dakota State University Libraries, Institute for Regional Studies
Repository CollectionFargo Police, Accidents and Investigations Photograph Collection 2099
Collection Finding AidConsult:
Credit LineInstitute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo (2099.5.1)
Digital IDrs006001
Original SourcePhotographic print
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