Aerial Photographs of the Area and Various Buildings after the Norfolk & Western Explosion

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Title

Aerial Photographs of the Area and Various Buildings after the Norfolk & Western Explosion

Subject

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

Description

Various aerial photographs showing the area and buildings damaged 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

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

RR139, RR158, RR179-RR181
RR186, RR189, RR193

Coverage

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

7.5 x 8"
7.5 x 9.5"

Files

RR139-N_&_W_EXPLOSION-13, 7-19-1974013.jpg
RR158-N+W_explosion-1974001.jpg
RR179-N+W_explosion-1974022.jpg
RR180-N+W_explosion-1974023.jpg
RR181-N+W_explosion-1974024.jpg
RR186-N+W_explosion-1974029.jpg
RR189-N+W_explosion-1974032.jpg
RR193-N+W_explosion-1974036.jpg

Citation

Herald and Review, “Aerial Photographs of the Area and Various Buildings after the Norfolk & Western Explosion,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed October 19, 2019, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/3609.