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Springer, New Mexico train collision....



Item # 564692

September 6, 1956

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Michigan, September 6, 1956

* Springer, New Mexico train wreck
* Sante Fe Chief collision (1st report)

This 40 page newspaper has a one column headline on the front page: "Wreck Kills 20; Error Is Blamed".

Article continues on page 9 with small map. (see)

Other news of the day throughout.. some small binding holes along the spine, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: A Santa Fe fireman from the stationary eastbound Fast Mail Express throws a switch right front of the speeding Chief near Springer, New Mexico, causing it to enter the siding occupied by the Fast Mail Express and collide head-on with the idling train. Both engine crews (save for the hapless Fast Mail fireman) are killed instantly; a total of 20 train crew and Chief dining car employees are killed in the collision. Thirty-five additional passengers and crew members are injured.

Category: The 20th Century

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