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Photograph of the wreck of the Boston and Maine train #302

Date: November 13, 1954

 

Object number: A.2009-49

 

Medium: paper; photo-emulsion

 

Description: Wreckage of Boston & Maine train #302, the Red Wing, just outside the Nashua, New Hampshire train station. The train had been traveling at a high rate of speed and derailed on a curve entering the station. The locomotives derailed, hitting freight cars on an adjacent siding as they moved. A female passenger was killed, and 53 others injured in the wreck. Among the injured was one of the Railway Post Office clerks, who was pinned under tables and furnishings in the mail car. That car, visible in the center of the photograph, landed on its roof. National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection Photographer: Unknown

 

Place: United States of America

     New Hampshire

 

See more items in: National Postal Museum Collection

 

Credit line: National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection

 

Photographer: Unknown

 

Persistent URL:http://www.arago.si.edu/index.asp?con=2&cmd=1&id=207613

 

Repository:National Postal Museum

 

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