Sunday, April 30, 2017
A Logging Train Wreck
Train wrecks seem to have held quite a fascination for people back in the late 1800s and early 1900s, with plenty of gawkers showing up, some bringing their cameras. Someone took the time to record at least three photographs of this accident involving a logging train. Unfortunately, they didn't record any information on the back of the photographs. So about the only information that I can glean from from these is that the locomotive was the No. 4.
The tech geek in me finds the underside of the locomotive, especially how the brakes linkage was designed, quite fascinating; one almost never gets to see this view of a steam locomotive. And note that the two center drivers didn't have flanges.