Are there any documented N&W staged wrecks?

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Tue Jul 2 09:03:49 EDT 2019

In 1896 there was a staged head on collision in Fairfield County, Ohio on the Hocking Valley Railroad.,it was attended by about 20,000 near the fairgrounds and was a successful business venture from ticket sale revenue. Not on the N&W but close. You can find this and other staged wrecks on the web.

   Ray Smoot

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On Jul 2, 2019, at 8:49 AM, NW Mailing List <nw-mailing-list at<mailto:nw-mailing-list at>> wrote:

I came across this article about the spectacle of staging train wrecks as entertainment between the 1890s and 1930s. Are there any accounts of these events being held with old N&W locomotives?

Fascinating article - I’ve read about a lot of fads in the 20th Century, but had no idea this was one of them!

Stephen Warren
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