Wednesday, December 23, 2020

Post #241 - November 30, 1943 You Must Have Felt Pretty Much as I Did When I Read of the Train Wreck Near Philly that Took So Many Lives


Black and white photograph depicting a crowd gathering to observe a train wreck.
On September 6, 1943, the Congressional Limited derailed at the Frankford Junction curve as a result of loose equipment in the train’s undercarriage. This accident left seventy-nine killed and 118 injured. In 2015, an Amtrak train approaching the curve at over 100 mph crashed in the same spot. (Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries
London, November 7, 1943, Eyewitness account: Putney Dance Hall Bombing by Frank Wells

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