Naperville Remembered

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Naperville Remembered

Postby Gilbert B Norman » Wed Apr 26, 2006 11:23 am

http://www.suntimes.com/output/news/cst-nws-rr26.html

Lest anyone wonder why 1950 ordered CB&Q 700 series bi-levels "look like stainless steel outhouses', this incident surely was still "all too fresh' for Q executives.

Although rebuilt many times over, they remain in revenue service to this day.

(this material also posted at the METRA Forum)
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Postby Engineer Spike » Sun Dec 09, 2007 10:35 pm

I couldn't find the article that you tried to link. I think that you are talking about the wreck. Even in my time, the old heads used to say that our equipment did not mix, like the rest of Metra's. This was because ours could withstand a harder impact. My time in Burlington Suburban Service was in the late 90s.
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Postby Gilbert B Norman » Sun Mar 02, 2008 5:29 pm

Spike, the Sun Times will only archive an article for so long; they are not The New York Times, which offers at their website for a price if you are not a subscriber, any article that has been printed since 1851.
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Re: Naperville Remembered

Postby Hamhock » Thu Sep 23, 2010 12:01 pm

Bump to an old thread to mention that some very high-quality Kodachrome images of the Naperville accident aftermath can be found here:

http://webapp1.dlib.indiana.edu/cushman ... y=thumbcap

Image
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