Groseclose Wreck in Early 1920s
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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.
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