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Illinois Central (more..)
EMD E7(A) (more..)
Unknown
Indian Oaks, Illinois, USA (more..)
January 17, 1969
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IC 2022 (more..)
IC 25 (more..)
Sam Beck collection (more..)
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At 00:39 on 01/17/69, southbound Illinois Central passenger train #25 led by a trio of E-units collided with a northbound freight that went past a red signal at Indian Oaks. Three people, including both engineers, were killed with an additional 45 people injured. The accident report can be viewed at: https://www.jonroma.net/media/rail/accident/usa/fra/rar-4149.pdf The morning after the crash, railroad and state officials are seen beginning their investigation, as the middle unit of the passenger train consists remains on its side. Tom Golden photo.
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