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Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection

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Photograph of the Wabash R.R. Banner Blue Train Car

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Photograph of the Wabash R.R. 'Banner Blue' train car taken on September 11th, 1957.

Close Up Photographs of Railroad Equipment Damage after the Norfolk & Western Explosion

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Close up photographs of railroad equipment damage after the Norfolk & Western Railway Co. explosion which occurred on Friday July 19th, 1974. This accident occurred after a tank car containing propane was punctured by another car, leaking gas and…

Close Up Photographs of Damage in the Train Yards After the Norfolk & Western Explosion

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Close up photographs showing the damage in the train yards after the Norfolk & Western Railway Co. explosion which occurred on Friday July 19th, 1974. This accident occurred after a tank car containing propane was punctured by another car, leaking…

Photographs of Damage on the Railways and of the Rail Cars After the Norfolk & Western Explosion

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Ground photographs showing the railway and rail car damage after the Norfolk & Western Railway Co. explosion which occurred on Friday July 19th, 1974. This accident occurred after a tank car containing propane was punctured by another car, leaking…

Aerial Photographs of Railroad Damage from the Norfolk & Western Explosion

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Various aerial photographs showing the railroad and car damage after the Norfolk & Western Railway Co. explosion which occurred on Friday July 19th, 1974. This accident occurred after a tank car containing propane was punctured by another car,…

Photographs of Illinois Traction System Rail Cars

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Various photographs of Illinois Traction System rail cars. Photographs include: the Illinois Traction System motor car and trailer, date unknown; the Illinois Traction System Class B locomotive #1564 leading train, taken November 1950; the first…

Photographs of the Illinois Traction System Shops Interior

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Various photographs of the Illinois Traction System shops and their interiors, dates unknown.

Photographs from the Jalopy Parade of 1943

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Photos from the Jalopy Parade in April of 1943. Jalopy cars that would later be used for scrap metal were paraded around downtown to raise awareness for the use of scrapping old cars for the war effort. Decatur the first city to do this and was used…