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Date: 02/02/05 23:42
Wrecks on the Santa Fe from old newspaper clippings....
Author: LesWhite

Some old paper clippings of wrecks some very serious along the ATSF.......

this page of the Redondo accident dated 1956





Date: 02/02/05 23:44
Re: Wrecks in the Santa Fe from old newspaper clippings
Author: LesWhite

A UP passenger came to grief near Victorville dated Dec 19 1946........




Date: 02/02/05 23:45
Re: Wrecks in the Santa Fe from old newspaper clippings
Author: LesWhite

a view of the challenger type loco near victorville 1946.....




Date: 02/02/05 23:48
Re: Wrecks in the Santa Fe from old newspaper clippings
Author: LesWhite

santa fe train wreck near robinson new mexico......paper stated springerville N.M dated Sep 5 1956.....




Date: 02/02/05 23:50
Re: Wrecks in the Santa Fe from old newspaper clippings
Author: LesWhite

Azusa Calif dated Oct 29 1950......possibly the 'super chief'.....note the retouching done by the newspaper.....2 pictures included.

Anyone from LA know what happened......?





Date: 02/02/05 23:51
Re: Wrecks in the Santa Fe from old newspaper clippings
Author: LesWhite

azusa 2




Date: 02/03/05 08:36
Re: Wrecks in the Santa Fe from old newspaper clippings
Author: africansteam

Check Here: http://dotlibrary.specialcollection.net/ and select I.C.C. Historical Railroad Investigation Reports (1911-1966)
Africansteam



Date: 02/03/05 08:39
Re: Wrecks in the Santa Fe from old newspaper clippings
Author: atsffan

After checking the DOT (ICC) website containing the accident investigation reports (http://www1.websearchstudio.com/bookmarks.html, scroll down to "Department of Transportation collections") I can't find any info on the 1950 Azusa, CA wreck. There were two AT&SF wrecks that I'm aware of in the Azusa area, one out at Kincaid (now Irwindale) which is just west of Azusa 2-3 miles (broken rail, on an eastbound pass. train) and another right at Azusa (San Gabriel Blvd) where the westbound Super Chief hit a semi-tractor rig.

The Kincaid wreck was Oct 30 1949, with train #22, the engine numbers were 19, 19A, 19B, and 19C. In looking back at the photos, I think that one of the engines on its side is 19, so I'm sure that's the wreck that is shown.

Your Robinson, NM photo is of a somewhat famous wreck north of Albuquerque where a fireman threw a switch directly in front of an oncoming pass. train, resulting in a head-on collision between the two passenger trains.

Nothing on the 1946 Victorville wreck. Odd.

Richard Pace



Date: 02/03/05 09:16
ICC Special Collections....
Author: wabash2800

The collection is missing a number of wrecks. I sent them an email once to find out why and got some kind of stupid automated response that didn't tell me anything. However, it is better than nothing.



Date: 02/03/05 12:10
Re: ICC Special Collections....
Author: RD10747

I think this is the UP #3, Transcon at Leon..the 35mph curve just east of the river bridge...72 mph around a 35mph curve..this report is available on ICC 1946 RR reports. Look for AT&SF as this was their RR...



Date: 02/03/05 16:41
Re: ICC Special Collections....
Author: pecosvalleychief

Trains Magazine did a great story on the Robinson wreck a few years ago. The eastbound Fast Mail was in the hole with the westbound Chief approaching. While most of the sidings in that area were protected by spring switches, this one was not and required manual operation. A very tragic story in which the fireman of the Fast Mail got disoriented and threw the switch at the last moment, sending the Chief head-on into the mail on the siding. I believe the toll was 22 dead, mostly in a dorm car on the Fast Mail which, according to Trains, was an "unreinforced" early streamliner. Robinson siding was a few miles south of Springer but was removed after this incident.



Date: 02/03/05 19:15
Santa Fe Accidents - LAUPT
Author: SPkid

Here's my contribution to the thread. I hope this picture loads correctly since I haven't done this for some time.




Date: 02/03/05 22:00
Re: Santa Fe Accidents - LAUPT
Author: highgreengraphics

Using the TRAINS article as a guide, I found the exact location of the Robinson, NM wreck. The exact point of impact is right under where a small powerline crosses the track now. I went looking around and to my surprise I saw some laminated window glass and broken pieces of thick ceramic laying around in the sagebrush, as well as some metal pieces and a car spring, all baking under the relentless sun. Aside from that, the location is unmarked and rather unremarkable; it is a bit hard to find unless you have the TRAINS article. - - - - - - JLH



Date: 02/04/05 02:20
AZUSA WRECK
Author: 90mac

According to Loren Joplin, the train is the El Capitan with F3 ABBA set 19LABC, it hit a broken rail near a turnout and piled-up at 70+ mph.
Tom Helliwell



Date: 02/07/05 19:51
Re: AZUSA WRECK
Author: cewherry




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