Train Collision | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

Photograph

Train Collision

Train Collision | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
A collision of a freight train with an excursion train on the Chicago and North Western Railway, resulting in six deaths and at least 46 people injured.
DESCRIPTION
A collision of a freight train with an excursion train on the Chicago and North Western Railway, resulting in six deaths and at least 46 people injured.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:78844
Creation Date:date unknown
Creator Name:Unknown
City:De Pere
County:Brown
State:Wisconsin
Collection Name:Album 31 (Railroads, Wrecks)
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number:Album 31.21
Original Dimensions:7 x 3.5 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
The people killed in this crash were Charles Meirswa, Lawrence Plank, Max Koecher, Adam Weber, and Edward Kuske. The coroner's jury brought the verdict that chief engineer dispatcher J.P. Waldo and his assistant Mr. Luther exercised poor management in allowing the train to depart Green Bay under poor circumstances. Also, the verdict stated that Cotrell, the engineer of the excursion train, didn't apply the airbrakes quickly and effectively after answering the danger signal.
SUBJECTS
Plants
Shrubs
Clothing and dress
Hats
Fences
Outdoor photography
Signs and symbols
Locomotives
Pedestrians
Railroad accidents
Railroad trains

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