Aerial Photographs of Railroad Damage from the Norfolk & Western Explosion

Dublin Core

Title

Aerial Photographs of Railroad Damage from the Norfolk & Western Explosion

Subject

Railroads
Norfolk & Western Explosion
Photo File: Railroads
Decatur IL
July 1974

Description

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, leaking gas and then ignited by a spark which caused a large blast. Several people were injured and houses, property, cars, and businesses were also damaged after the explosion, causing most of the East side of town to be evacuated.

Creator

Herald and Review

Source

Photo File: Railroads

Publisher

Herald and Review
Decatur Public Library, Decatur IL

Date

7/19/1974

Contributor

Herald and Review

Rights

The Decatur Public Library owns and maintains all copyright on materials featured on omeka.decaturlibrary.org. These materials cannot be used without prior consent. Please contact the Local History Room at the Decatur Public Library for more information.

Relation

none

Format

.jpg
600 dpi

Language

English

Type

Photograph

Identifier

RR136, RR159, RR163-RR173
RR175-RR178, RR182, RR184-RR185
RR187-RR188, RR190-RR192

Coverage

Railroads, Norfolk & Western Explosion, Photo File: Railroads, Decatur IL, July 1974

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 9.5"
7.5 x 8"

Files

RR136-N_&_W_EXPLOSION-10, 7-19-1974010.jpg
RR159-N+W_explosion-1974002.jpg
RR163-N+W_explosion-1974006.jpg
RR164-N+W_explosion-1974007.jpg
RR165-N+W_explosion-1974008.jpg
RR166-N+W_explosion-1974009.jpg
RR167-N+W_explosion-1974010.jpg
RR168-N+W_explosion-1974011.jpg
RR169-N+W_explosion-1974012.jpg
RR170-N+W_explosion-1974013.jpg
RR171-N+W_explosion-1974014.jpg
RR172-N+W_explosion-1974015.jpg
RR173-N+W_explosion-1974016.jpg
RR175-N+W_explosion-1974018.jpg
RR176-N+W_explosion-1974019.jpg
RR177-N+W_explosion-1974020.jpg
RR178-N+W_explosion-1974021.jpg
RR182-N+W_explosion-1974025.jpg
RR184-N+W_explosion-1974027.jpg
RR185-N+W_explosion-1974028.jpg
RR187-N+W_explosion-1974030.jpg
RR188-N+W_explosion-1974031.jpg
RR190-N+W_explosion-1974033.jpg
RR191-N+W_explosion-1974034.jpg
RR192-N+W_explosion-1974035.jpg
RR175-N+W_explosion-1974018.jpg

Citation

Herald and Review, “Aerial Photographs of Railroad Damage from the Norfolk & Western Explosion,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed December 9, 2019, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/3608.