Groseclose Wreck in Early 1920s
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Sun Sep 24 16:37:15 EDT 2017
I no longer have the picture of the wreck in my email files, but from
what I think I remember of the picture the locomotive in the foreground
has an air pump mounted over what appears to be a high-pressure
cylinder. Close inspection of the rather indistinct near portion of the
wreck seems to show a larger low-pressure cylinder. So, maybe this is
the 1918 wreck of Z1a 1461.
On 9/23/2017 3:23 PM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> If 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
> 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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