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Steam engine derailed east of Casselton, N.D.
Steam engine derailed east of Casselton, N.D.
TitleSteam engine derailed east of Casselton, N.D.
Date of Original1921?
DescriptionA train accident with the engine slanted, and a train car tipped over on the left. It has 2144 printed on the engine. The railroad tracks are broken, and all pushed together. There is a utility pole in the foreground, and a few men and women are standing looking at the train.
General SubjectTransportation
Subject (LCTGM)Railroad accidents
Railroad tracks
Railroad locomotives
Steam engines
Railroad cars
Utility poles
LocationCasselton (N.D.)
Cass County (N.D.)
Item Number2070.26.5
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original10 x 15 cm.
Transcription"Evening Local, Boys playing with RR switch caused this just east of Casselton, They were caught and sent to reform school at Mandan"--Typed on the front of the copy of the same image.
"From Julius Piper, Casselton, No. Dak; Courtesy of Bert Piper Casselton." and "Happened east of Casselton, Engineer Geo. Treeman, Train was going west"--Handwritten on the back of the copy of the same image.
NotesPhotographer unknown.
Title supplied by staff.
Biography/HistoryA steam engine derailed near Casselton, N.D. between 1918 and 1921. Supposedly the accident was caused by two boys who had opened the switch on the tracks so "they could see a good wreck."
Bibliographic ReferenceTom Hoheisel and Andrew R. Nielsen. Images of America: Cass County. (Chicago: Arcadia, 2007), 67.
Repository InstitutionCass County Historical Society
Repository CollectionCass County Historical Society Photography Collection 2070 (Institute for Regional Studies, NDSU, Fargo)
Credit LineCass County Historical Society, Bonanzaville, West Fargo (2070.26.5)
Ordering Information (701) 282-2822 Cass County Historical Society 1351 West Main Ave. West Fargo, ND 58078
GrantNHPRC SNAP Grant 2008-2009, NAR08-RC-10021-08
Digital IDdm2070265
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