RailPictures.Net Photo: Chicago, Burlington & Quincy n/a at Downers Grove, Illinois by Marty Bernard
 
  Login Sign Up 


Photo Location Map Locomotive Details Location/Date of Photo


View Larger Map
Chicago, Burlington & Quincy (more..)
n/a (more..)
Main Street Station (more..)
Downers Grove, Illinois, USA (more..)
March 29, 1964
Locomotive No./Train ID Photographer
Unknown
Unknown
Marty Bernard (more..)
Contact Photographer Photographer Profile 
Remarks & Notes 
In 1947 the "Train of the Goddesses" (one of the second pair of Twin Zephyrs) hit a bulldozer (which had fallen off a freight train on the middle track) at about 73 mph and then hit this station shearing off the front (track side). Three people were killed and 30 injured in this accident. In November 1947 the repaired train set was reassigned to Nebraska Zephyr service between Chicago and Lincoln, Nebraska along with the "Train of the Gods". The front side of the station was rebuilt in a very different grander style. The station originally looked much like the CB&Q stations at Sandwich and Plano, Illinois but with no outdoor waiting area at each end. The Sandwich station is pictured at: http://railfan44.rrpicturearchives.net/showPicture.aspx?id=786745 The engineer was killed but the lead engine (E5A 9914A) was rebuilt.
Community Response Photo Comments (0) 
Views: 8,137     Favorited: 24
Since added on October 14, 2008

+ Add to Favorites

+ Nominate for People's Choice

+ Subscribe

+ Add to Photo Album

+ Post a Photo Comment
 
* Views on this page updated in real-time.

 User Photo Albums Containing this Photo (1)+ Add to Album
Lights In The Night (Or Sundown/Sunrise)! Railroads Seen In Another Perspective!

Album created by member Dana M.
Album Views: 265,003
An ongoing/growing album of photos that IMHO reveal the awesome, but seldom seen beauty of railroads because most of us don't go out after sundown or before sunrise. From dusk to dawn, lights are on! (And I continue to find new "Lights In The Night"!)
Add to Photo Album or Get Your Own Photo Album


EXIF Data for this photo: [What's this?]

This image contains EXIF headers - Click Here to show the data.



Photo Copyright 2008 Marty Bernard. All Rights Reserved. Photo Usage Policy
This website Copyright © 2002-2019. All Rights Reserved.