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

Dublin Core

Title

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

Subject

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

Description

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 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

RR134-RR135, RR142
RR147-RR148, RR150, RR155

Coverage

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

Still Image Item Type Metadata

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

6.5 x 9.5"

Files

RR134-N_&_W_EXPLOSION-8, 7-19-1974008.jpg
RR135-N_&_W_EXPLOSION-9, 7-19-1974009.jpg
RR142-N_&_W_EXPLOSION-16, 7-19-1974016.jpg
RR147-N_&_W_EXPLOSION-21 , 7-19-1974021.jpg
RR148-N_&_W_EXPLOSION-22 , 7-19-1974022.jpg
RR150-N_&_W_EXPLOSION-24 , 7-19-1974024.jpg
RR155-N_&_W_EXPLOSION-29 , 7-19-1974029.jpg

Citation

Herald and Review, “Close Up Photographs of Damage in the Train Yards After the Norfolk & Western Explosion,” Decatur Public Library Local History Photo Collection, accessed December 13, 2019, http://omeka.decaturlibrary.org/items/show/3611.