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Title Train (CNR) Wreck Behind Ralston-Purina, 1950
Date 1950/10 to 1950/11
Object Name Print, Photographic
Catalog Number 1988.82.38.7
Description Black and white photo with a white border. The photo is taken from a high vantage point and is looking down on train tracks. In the center, the bottom left corner, and the middle of the right edge of the photo are some derailed and heavily damaged freight cars on both sides of the tracks. Scattered on the track, at the bottom edge of the photo, closest to the left side, are numerous wheel assemblies from the damaged freight cars. Visible at the top right corner of the photo is a crane. It is lifting the broken wheel assemblies off the track. Across the top of the photo are several buildings/businesses. There is also a street visible across the top of the photo, in front of the buildings. The top of a roof is visible at the bottom right corner of the photo. It has obvious damage (crack) to it from the train derailment.
Provenance Same image as 2001.25.06 The tracks are the CNR tracks that run east/west directly south of the Ralston-Purina property. View taken from the roof of the Ralston-Purina factory looking down and southwest of the train wreck. Butler Street is at the top left side of the photo. The address for Ralston-Purina is 386-400 Main St. - it is on the south side of Main Street between Butler Street and the Finkle Street footbridge. Hicks Lumber & Supply is visible in the top left corner of the photo - located at 100 Butler Street (Vernon's 1950 Woodstock Directory).
Year Range from 1950
Year Range to 1950
Medium Paper/Emulsion
Print size 8.9 x 12.6 cm
Search Terms Railways
Factories
Tragic Events
Trains
Copyright Unknown