Monday, March 7, 2016

Train Crash

Train Wreck week continues here at OPOD with this train crash from 1909. As best I can tell, it looks like a locomotive and train crashed into the back of another train. Despite how bad it looks, given the locomotive was not derailed, the crash could have happened at relatively low speed. It is very hard to stop a train, and a slight miscalculation can lead to disaster.


  1. I don't know about trains that far back, but it takes a mile and a half to stop a train today. Not a lot of room for error.

  2. The back end of the rear ended train appears to have been a wooden framed caboose (cabin car). A later steel one might have survived!