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659145

1934 Pioneer Zephyr "The Silver Streak"...

Item #659145

May 27, 1934

CHICAGO SUNDAY TRIBUNE, May 27, 1934



* Pioneer Zephyr "The Silver Streak"

* Diesel-powered railroad train

* Travel speed record




The front page has a one column heading: "ZEPHYR TRAIN BREAKS RECORD IN RUN TO FAIR" with subhead. (see) Related photo on page 6. First report coverage on this record setting journey. See below for details. Great to have from the city where the... See More  

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572204

Powellton WV locomotive explosion...

Item #572204

December 27, 1934

ALBANY EVENING NEWS, Albany, New York, December 27, 1934  This 24 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include: "13 ARE KILLED IN BLAST OF MINER ENGINE" "20 More Injured as Train Is Torn Asunder by Explosion" and more. (see)



This tells of the boiler explosion of miners' locomotive of the Koppers Coal Company in Powellton, West Virginia.



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659564

1936 Denver Zephyr train speed record...

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October 24, 1936

THE NEW YORK TIMES, October 24, 1936



* Denver Zephyr speed record

* Streamliner passenger train

* Travel speed record




Near the bottom of the front page is a two column heading: "Burlington Zephyr Sets New Speed Record; 1,017 Miles, Chicago to Denver, in 12 1-5 Hrs." (see) Always nice to have notable events in history reported in this World famous publication.

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629770

Last major train robbery in the United States...

Item #629770

November 26, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, November 26, 1937



* Last major train robbery in the U.S.

* Deming, Luna County, New Mexico

* Henry Loftus and Harry Donaldson




You might call it the official end of the "Wild West", but in any case the one column heading at the top of the front page announces what is considered the last major train robbery in the country: "'COWBOY' PAIR ROB SOUTHWE... See More  

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590328

Midvale UT school bus disaster...

Item #590328

December 02, 1938

THE FREDERICK POST, Frederick, Maryland, December 2, 1938



* Midvale UT school bus - train disaster (1st report)

* Riverton & South Jordan Utah children




This 32 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "SCHOOL BUS IS HIT BY TRAIN, 23 ARE KILLED","17 Students In Utah Crossing Crash Injured; Six Seriously" and "Conflicting Reports Of Accident Made... See More  

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607953

1938 Midvale UT school bus disaster....

Item #607953

December 02, 1938

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 2, 1938



* Midvale UT school bus - train disaster

* Riverton & South Jordan Utah children




This 48 page newspaper has two column headlines on the front page: "23 Killed in School Bus Hit By Train in Utah in Storm" "Fast Freight Strikes Vehicle Which Had Stopped and Then Driven on Tracks--Driver Dead--17 Children Hurt" Lengthy text continues... See More  

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575227

Eight Nazi Saboteurs caught...

Item #575227

June 28, 1942

THE SUNDAY TELEGRAM, Elmira, New York, June 28, 1942  



* FBI Agents Grab Several Accomplices of Eight Nazi Saboteurs; Others Sought

* German Agents, Landed to Blast U.S. Plants



This 32 page newspaper has nice banner headline above the masthead on the front page: "FBI NABS SABOTEURS LANDED BY U-BOATS" with subhead (see photos).



Other news of the day throughout including muc... See More  

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594720

Rome, Italy bombardment...

Item #594720

July 19, 1943

THE BETHLEHEM GLOBE TIMES, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, July 19, 1943



* Bombing of Rome, Italy

* World War II - WWII




The front page has a nice banner headline: "ROME BOMBED FOR FIRST TIME" with subheads that include: "Main Railroad Freight Yards In Eternal City Chief Allied Objective" and more.



Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. A few small bindin... See More  

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571403

Stockton, Georgia train collision...

Item #571403

August 06, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, August 6, 1944 



* Stockton, Georgia 

* Atlantic Coast Line Railroad 

* Trains collision
 



This 60+ page newspaper has a somewhat discrete one column headline on page 32: "45 NEGROES KILLED IN SOUTHERN WRECK".



Tells of the Stockton, Georgia train collision that killed many Negro railroad laborers.



Other news of the day throug... See More  

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590419

Train collision in Stockton, Georgia...

Item #590419

August 06, 1944

THE NEW YORK TIMES, New York, August 6, 1944 



* Stockton, Georgia 

* Atlantic Coast Line Railroad 

* Trains collision
 



This 60+ page newspaper has a somewhat discrete one column headline on page 32: "45 NEGROES KILLED IN SOUTHERN WRECK". 1st report coverage on the Stockton, Georgia train collision that killed many Negro railroad laborers.



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629653

Railroad Strike of 1946....

Item #629653

May 18, 1946

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 18, 1946



* The great railroad strike of 1946

* President Harry Truman speaks




This 20 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page:



* STRIKE CALL STANDS AS U. S. SEIZES RAILS



with subhead.



Tiny binding holes along the spine, little rubbing and wear at central fold, otherwise good.... See More  

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657005

1946 railroad strike begins....

Item #657005

May 25, 1946

THE NEW YORK TIMES, May 25, 1946



* Railroad workers strike beginning

* Strike wave of 1945-1946




The front page has a nice banner headline: "TRUMAN CALLS RAIL MEN TO RETURN AT ONCE; WILL USE ARMY TO RUN TRAINS IF THEY DO NOT; GOES TO CONGRESS TODAY; RAIL TIE-UP WORSENS" with many subheads and related photo. Lengthy text and nice for display.

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582242

Coulter Ohio train wreck...

Item #582242

December 14, 1946

THE NEW YORK TIMES, December 14, 1946



* Pennsylvania Railroad trains disaster

* Coulter - Mansfield OH Ohio




This 32 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page: "3 PENN ROAD TRAINS CRASH IN OHIO; 18 DIE", "14 Are Young Soldiers Who Were on Way Home for Christmas Before Going to Japan" which continues on the back page with related photo and list of the dead ... See More  

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654551

Horseshoe Curve (Altoona, PA) Train Wreck...

Item #654551

February 19, 1947

THE NEW YORK TIMES, from New York, dated February 19, 1947



* Historic train wreck between Altoona & Gallitzin, PA

* Horseshoe curve

* The red Arrow - one of the "Blue Ribbon Flyers"



This 52 page newspaper has one column headlines on the front page that include:



* 25 KILLED IN WRECK ON PENN RAILROAD; 124 ARE INJURED

* Flyer From Detroit to New York Jumps Rails at Mountain
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556835

Rockville Centre Station disaster...

Item #556835

February 18, 1950

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 18, 1950 



* Rockville Centre Station disaster 

* Long Island railroad 

* Trains crash
 



This 28 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page: "2 LONG ISLAND TRAINS CRASH HEAD-ON IN ROCKVILLE CENTRE; 20 TO 30 ARE KILLED, 100 INJURED" with subheads and list of the killed and wounded. (see)



Continues on the back ... See More  

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584636

Rockville Centre Station disaster...

Item #584636

February 18, 1950

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, February 18, 1950 



* Rockville Centre Station disaster 

* Long Island railroad 

* Trains crash
 



This 8 page newspaper has a five column headline on the front page: "TRAIN CRASH DEATHS NUMBER 29 AND 100 ARE INJURED ON L. I. LINE" with subheads  (see images). 1st report coverage on the railroad acciden... See More  

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668147

1950 Rockville Centre Station disaster...

Item #668147

February 19, 1950

THE NEW YORK TIMES, February 19, 1950 



* Rockville Centre Station disaster 

* Long Island railroad 

* Trains crash
 



The top of the front page has a two column headline: "LONG ISLAND TOLL 29 DEAD, 79 HURT; MOTORMAN IS HELD" with subheads. (see) Coverage continues inside with 2 related photos. (see) Nice to have in this famous New York City newspaper.

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$42.00
628789

Coshocton, Ohio train wreck....

Item #628789

September 11, 1950

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, September 11, 1950



* Coshocton, Ohio train wreck

* Spirit of St. Louis

* United States soldiers killed




The front page has a two column headline: "Twenty-Five Die In Ohio Train Crash" Early, same day report here.

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in 10 pages, tiny binding slits along the spine, nice condition.

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$18.50
599556

Kew Gardens, Queens train disaster...

Item #599556

November 23, 1950

THE TIMES-PICAYUNE, New Orleans, November 23, 1950 



* Long Island Railroad (LIRR) 

* Kew Gardens, Queens train wreck 

* Richmond Hills NY (1st report)
 



The front page has a three column headline: "LONG ISLAND TRAINS CRASH; 75 ARE DEAD" with subheads and related photo (see photos).

Other news, sports and advertisements of the day throughout. Complete in 56 pag... See More  

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573550

Woodbridge NJ train disaster....

Item #573550

February 07, 1951

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, February 7, 1951  This 14 page newspaper has a five column headline on the front page: "TOLL IN N. J. TRAIN WRECK NOW 82 DEAD AND ABOUT 500 INJURED" with subheads. (see)'



This tells of the Pennsylvania Railroad commuter train 'The Broker' disaster at Woodbridge, New Jersey.



Other news of the day. Minor spine wear, otherwi... See More  

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566624

1951 Woodstock AL train crash...

Item #566624

November 26, 1951

LEOMINSTER DAILY ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, November 26, 1951 



* Woodstock AL Alabama 

* Train - railroad - locomotives
 



This 8 page newspaper has a two column headline on the front page: "Search for Additional Victims In Wreck Which Takes 18 Lives"



Tells of the train collision at Woodstock Alabama.



Other news of the day. Light browning with minor spine wea... See More  

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$26.00
565193

Bayonne NJ train wreck in 1958....

Item #565193

September 16, 1958

THE SPRINGFIELD UNION, Springfield, Massachusetts, September 16 & 17, 1958



* Elizabeth New Jersey NJ (1st & 2nd reports)

* Bayonne train wreck on draw bridge

* Railroad




The Sept. 16th issue has a nice four column headline on the front page:



* OFFICIALS SAY TOLL IN NEW JERSEY TRAIN DISASTER IS NEAR 40



with subheads and related photo. (see)



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574836

Steelton, PA train derailment disaster... Jackie Kennedy birthday...

Item #574836

July 29, 1962

THE DETROIT FREE PRESS, Detroit, Michigan, July 29, 1962



* Steelton, Pennsylvania

* Pennsylvania Railroad train disaster




This 44 page newspaper has a five column headline on the front page: "Sports Train Wrecked; 25 Killed, Scores Hurt" with subheads. This tells of the derailment of a Pennsylvania Railroad special train along the Susquehanna River at Steelton, PA near Harrisburg.

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563204

Steelton, Pennsylvania railroad accident...

Item #563204

July 30, 1962

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Massachusetts, July 30, 1962



* Steelton, Pennsylvania train disaster

* Railroad derailment




This 16 page newspaper has a three column headline on the front page: "Track Misalignment Believed Cause Of Train Wreck In Which 19 Died". Tells of the train wreck disaster at Steelton PA.



Other news of the day. Tiny binding holes along the spine, otherwise in good c... See More  

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561791

Hurricane Agnes...

Item #561791

June 20, 1972

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Leominster, Massachusetts, June 20, 1972



* Hurricane Agnes




This 10 page newspaper has a two column headline at the bottom of the front page: "Hurricane Agnes leaves death path". Tells of Hurricane Anges causing havoc after hitting Florida.



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



wikipedia notes: Hurr... See More  

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561548

Hurricane Agnes...

Item #561548

June 24, 1972

LEOMINSTER ENTERPRISE, Massachusetts, June 24, 1972



* Hurricane Agnes



This 8 page newspaper has a five column headline on the front page: "Flood misery soaks northeast" with caption: "Worst in region's history"



Tells of the remnants of Hurricane Agnes causing havoc in the Northeast portion of United States.



There is other news of the day including various perio... See More  

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