Groseclose Wreck in Early 1920s

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The Z-1 front cylinder had a slide valve, valves in wreck photo appear to be round . Ron H 

    On Monday, September 25, 2017 2:36 PM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at> wrote:

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Subject: Re: Groseclose Wreck in Early 1920s  AbeIf you tell me the date could have Oct. 20, 1920 and it was a head end collision and the railroad location was Rural Retreat I may have the answer.  There was a Head-end collision passenger trains (17?)  with # 558 and 14 with # 102 near Rural Retreat.  You will note there was another head end wreck near this location in 1918 with the 102 and a big one, Z1a 1461. Both the 558 and 102 were rebuilt.J. Blackstock
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