Train Wreck and Survivors

Title

Train Wreck and Survivors

Description

Black and white image of several train cars lying on their sides. Several men are seen looking into one car, and three women, one who holds a baby, are gathered around a small fire on the ground in the right of the image, observing the wreck. The ground appears to be muddy and overgrown, and a small creek or slough runs through the center of the image. The accident took place just west of Forest Grove, and was a result of a broken rail, which splintered after the engine and baggage cars had passed, derailing the smoking car and two coaches. Three people were killed in the accident, a man from McMinnville, and a woman and her infant child from Portland.
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Date Created

2/11/1908

Medium

gelatin silver prints

Language

English

Identifier

WCMpic_015692

Rights

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