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» Amtrak (more..)
» EMD F40PH (more..)
» Milwaukee Road La Crosse Division  (more..)
» Fall River, Wisconsin, USA (more..)
» October 10, 1986
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» AMTK 8 (more..)
» Tom Farence (more..)
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Milwaukee Road Northern Division Fireman Walter Day working with Milwaukee Road Engineer Buster Bright lost his life when Amtrak's Empire Builder eastbound at Fall River,WI.went thru an open crossover switch at 70mph instead of 10mph.....the locomotive went air-born ended up on their sides in a ditch along the RoW about 20ft below the westbound mainline......the firemen's side of the cab filled with earth and buried Wally alive!!Milwaukee Road employee's Joe Bruckner and Bill Kimball tried to dig Wally out by hand but to no avail........ Other photo's of the derailment can be seen on RP.NET...........TOM.
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