Naperville Remembered

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Gilbert B Norman
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Naperville Remembered

Post by Gilbert B Norman »

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)

Engineer Spike
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Post by Engineer Spike »

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.

Gilbert B Norman
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Post by Gilbert B Norman »

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.

Hamhock
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Re: Naperville Remembered

Post by Hamhock »

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

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