Jim Blackstock RE:Flat Top tunnel on Elkhorn Division
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Sat Jan 13 20:56:06 EST 2018
I collected various data on steam locomotives. The N&W never had much
information on wrecks that I could find but there were a few with the
locomotive number, location and date of the accident. The thing that I
found interesting, the locomotive was only a couple years old and was
involved in several more accidents over a few years period. Guess
just bad luck during the early years. Jim
On 1/13/2018 11:34 AM, NW Mailing List wrote:
> Hey Jim, Thanks for the information. I found the sheet on which I made
> a parallel comparison of four of the newspaper accounts and attached
> it to this message. The article in the Frederick, MD paper was
> duplicated by at least ten other papers, scattered throughout North
> Carolina and Pennsylvania, verbatim.
> Question: How did you come up with the engine type of one of the
> engines? Is there an official account in the N&W records? As you can
> see there is some variation in the facts according to which newspaper
> you read. The main difference between R.P.C.'s account and what the
> newspapers reported is the fact that R.P.C. said the train that was
> already in the tunnel and struck by the runaway was stalled and empty.
> I'm trying to get all the facts (ducks?) in a row so I can write my
> account for the book I'm writing on R.P.C.'s life.
> Again, thanks for the help.
> Peter Getz
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