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Re: [Z_Scale] Today In History

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  • SARAH CONNELL
    Hi Dewey,  The 1957 accident was the Kendel wreak. It was an excursion train near Manchester, Jamaica, British West Indies. The actual casuality figures were
    Message 1 of 768 , Sep 1, 2012
      Hi Dewey,
       The 1957 accident was the Kendel wreak. It was an excursion train
      near Manchester, Jamaica, British West Indies. The actual casuality figures were
      197 killed with approximately 700 injured when the train derailed and plummetted
      approximately 200 feet over a precipice. It was a double headed diesel run with
      wooden passenger coaches. Many of the coaches landed on top of prior coaches
      instantly crushing many of the prior victims.  
       
      May you be well and happy and always smiling,
       
      Sarah

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      From: FT. Dewey <kc5uci_2@...>
      To: groups Z- Scale <z_scale@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Sat, September 1, 2012 10:13:10 AM
      Subject: [Z_Scale] Today In History

      1859 1st pullman sleeping car in service

      1863 RR & ferry connection between SF & Oakland inaugurated

      1957 Excursion train crashed into a ravine killing 175, injuring 400 (Didn't say
      where.)
    • FT. Dewey
      1855 Western railroads blocked by snow 1874 Jesse James gang robs train at Gads Hill MO 1932 US railway unions accept 10% wage reduction Sometimes the light
      Message 768 of 768 , Jan 31 6:41 AM

        1855 Western railroads blocked by snow
        1874 Jesse James gang robs train at Gads Hill MO
        1932 US railway unions accept 10% wage reduction

        Sometimes the light at the end of the tunnel is an oncoming train.

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