One of many train wrecks...

jtomstarr Aug 12, 2019

  1. jtomstarr

    jtomstarr TrainBoard Member

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    All,
    Here are some photo's which my Late Father and I took in 1969 ...I was 7 years old! This wreck happened on the NKP on Rogers Road in HAMBURG, NY about 3 minutes from my parents house. At this point there were 3 railroads running through there -

    The PC .. -EX - NYC , NEE - L. S. & M. S.
    NKP
    PRR - The ORIGINAL WESTERN NEW YORK and PENNSYLVANIA paralleled the NKP

    I have the original slides, Growing up I got to see many train wrecks around WESTERN NEW YORK.

    Tom

    Tom NKP, N. & W. Train Wreck -1969 .png NKP , N. & W. Train Wreck -1969  2nd.png NKP , N. & W. Train Wreck -1969  2nd.png NKP,  N. & W. Train Wreck- 1969 3Rd.png
     

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  2. BoxcabE50

    BoxcabE50 Staff Member TrainBoard Supporter

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    If dated 1969, it probably was N&W, not NKP. (Merger was 1964.)

    I can only guess that those many wrecks were all part of the general decline of infrastructure in that time frame. :(
     
  3. jtomstarr

    jtomstarr TrainBoard Member

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    My error here a family friend reminded me that it was 1967, which made me 5 years old! My apologies to the error on the time frame.

    Tom
     
  4. Doug Gosha

    Doug Gosha TrainBoard Member

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    But yeah, given the terrible track condition of many railroads, in those days, it's not surprising there were many wrecks. Deferred maintenance.

    Doug
     
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