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Wabash Railroad Derailment in Edon Ohio May 2 1909

Posted: Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:11 pm
by Notch 8
(1909): Eastbound Wabash train No. 6, traveling at about 50 miles per hour, derailed east of Edon about 8 p.m. on May 2, 1909. A turned switch point threw the tender's trucks off the rails, breaking the coupling between the tender and the engine. The engine remained on the tracks but the tender overturned and the obstruction caused derailment of the remainder of the train, consisting of a baggage car, three day coaches, three Pullman cars and a café car. More than 200 yards of track were torn up. No one was seriously injured. No. 6 was a fast train that made only four stops between Chicago and Detroit. For an additional view of this derailment, This vintage image is from the Kevin Maynard collection