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 Post subject: Train Wrecks from the Movietone Outtakes Collection, Volume
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 5:20 pm 

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Part one of a 5 part series. The others are all on Youtube.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QRygCgo8X3o


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 Post subject: Re: Train Wrecks from the Movietone Outtakes Collection, Vol
PostPosted: Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:54 pm 

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It's remarkable the size of the audience that showed up to watch the cleanup.

Here's another one involving a Reading freight train and a CNJ passenger train at Dunellen NJ on the CNJ. That was four track territory on the CNJ and Jersey City - Philadelphia trains (freight and passenger) ran on a pool basis based on mileage, about two Reading to one Central. B&O Royal Blue service also used these tracks. Today this is on NJT's Raritan Valley Line.

The derailment affects the Westward tracks; It's not a rear-end collision; it appears the freight train had derailed and struck the passenger cars on a siding, and the wreckage does not seem to foul either of the Eastward tracks. Of course they may have already cleaned that part up. The roundhouse is CNJ's Dunellen Enginehouse. Some suburban trains to Jersey City originated at Dunellen; hence the enginehouse and the cars laying over.

The overturned engine is a RDG M1 2-8-2, preferred power for merchandise freight. The first two trains passing are CNJ with 4-6-0's, the third is RDG with G-1-s-a 4-6-2 105, the first of its class and undoubtedly on a JC-Philadelphia train.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWShO35lfzY

Phil Mulligan


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 Post subject: Re: Train Wrecks from the Movietone Outtakes Collection, Vol
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 9:43 am 

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The Onawa wreck is legend up here in Maine. My father-in-law, who was shop electrician in Brownville Jct., related the story to us many times. He was a child at the time of this wreck, but there were others along that line as well.
Being where it was and accessibility to the site, many of the poorer families in rural Maine had supplies of flour and similar necessities of life for a year or two after the accident.
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 Post subject: Re: Train Wrecks from the Movietone Outtakes Collection, Vol
PostPosted: Sat Feb 08, 2020 10:38 am 

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People not only flocked to train wrecks (still do) but were willing to pay to see them.

https://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/s ... ain-wrecks


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 Post subject: Re: Train Wrecks from the Movietone Outtakes Collection, Vol
PostPosted: Sun Feb 09, 2020 11:40 am 

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Interesting! The Waco collision was staged by a man named William CRUSH. Real name?


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