This Weekend in RR/Model Railroad History
- September 2, 1950 Speedrail's lightweight 39-40 and heavyweight 1192-93 meet head on at the National Ave. landing in the Town of Greenfield (now West Allis) WI. Both trains are chartered by the National Model Railroad Association as specials for the convention in nearby Milwaukee. Eight people on 39-40 die in the wreck and two more will die in the hospital. Speedrail will never recover from the effects of the accident.