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Riverhead Wreck 1934

Postby nyandw » Sat Mar 24, 2018 11:09 pm

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1934 Near Pulaski Street and Marcy Ave. north side of tracks. Anyone know the date of this incident?
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Re: Riverhead Wreck 1934

Postby RGlueck » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:11 am

Don't know the date, but a great set of photographs! Motive power alone is exciting as heck! Is that an E7s or an E5s? She's a rare old bird, for certain.
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Re: Riverhead Wreck 1934

Postby mp15ac » Sun Mar 25, 2018 9:45 am

It's either an E3s or E7s. It can't be an E5s because it has an inside bearing trailing truck, while the E5s has the KW cast outside bearing trailing truck, like on the E6s, K4s, K5, and L1s.

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Re: Riverhead Wreck 1934

Postby nyandw » Sun Mar 25, 2018 8:46 pm

What caused the wreck?
Was another engine involved?
Where is the tender from the E3sd?
Why did it go over at that specific spot?
Was it running light or was it pulling a passenger train?
If a train, where are the cars?
Did the crew jump in time or were there injuries / fatalities?

Hmm?
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Re: Riverhead Wreck 1934

Postby Norton » Mon Mar 26, 2018 8:09 am

NY Times archive shows that it occurred on Sept. 6, 1934. Here's the lead paragraph:
"RIVERHEAD, L.I., Sept. 6. — The steam locomotive, coal tender and three passenger coaches of a Long Island Railroad train were overturned tonight when the train split an open switch as it was pulling into the Riverhead station here. Three persons were hurt, none seriously."

Remainder of article is behind a paywall.
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Re: Riverhead Wreck 1934

Postby murfunit » Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:57 pm

I found a report of this wreck in The Suffolk County News from 1934, which comes from NYS Historical newspapers database.

https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/ ... /seq-1.pdf

and also a report that appeared in the Patchogue Advance

https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/ ... /seq-1.pdf page 1

and the story continued on page 7

https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/ ... /seq-7.pdf
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Re: Riverhead Wreck 1934

Postby nyandw » Mon Mar 26, 2018 11:00 pm

murfunit wrote:I found a report of this wreck in The Suffolk County News from 1934, which comes from NYS Historical newspapers database.https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/ ... q-1.pdfand also a report that appeared in the Patchogue Advancehttps://nyshistoricnewspapers.or ... /seq-1.pdf page 1and the story continued on page 7https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn86071739/1934-09-07/ed-1/seq-7.pdf


Wow, thank you.Updates to follow! :-)
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Re: Riverhead Wreck 1934

Postby nyandw » Tue Mar 27, 2018 10:12 pm

nyandw wrote:
murfunit wrote:I found a report of this wreck in The Suffolk County News from 1934, which comes from NYS Historical newspapers database.https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/ ... q-1.pdfand also a report that appeared in the Patchogue Advancehttps://nyshistoricnewspapers.or ... /seq-1.pdf page 1and the story continued on page 7https://nyshistoricnewspapers.org/lccn/sn86071739/1934-09-07/ed-1/seq-7.pdf

Wow, thank you.Updates to follow! :-)


Thanks and here they are:
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Thanks to murfunit! :-)
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