This terrible accident occurred between two freight trains on the Southern Pacific Railroad near Roseburg in November 1900. It made enough of an impression on Earl Conser that be included 3 views of it in his album.The coroner's inquest suggested the cause of the accident was that one of the conductors mistook Thursday for Wednesday, so he was expecting a clear track all the way to Roseburg.
There are few messes that can rival an actual train wreck.
Kyle on 6th June 2017 @ 8:20am
That first link to the HR Glacier is full of disasters.
In case some of you don't know....if you click on the newspaper link and it won't stay still for you and keeps zooming in and out, click on the PDF version and then it will stand still and you won't get sea sick.
L.E. on 6th June 2017 @ 8:27am
As they say, "if it bleeds it leads." Every newspaper in the region had basically the same front page, as they all came from the same news service,
Arthur on 6th June 2017 @ 8:33am
The tender is up to and on the boiler, the cab is completely gone, hope they jumped ~
Kenn on 6th June 2017 @ 2:58pm
Unfortunately, Kenn, there was no warning of the impending collision. I believe it was very foggy, and they weren't expecting any other trains on the rail.
Arthur on 6th June 2017 @ 4:45pm