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I am looking for any info and or pictures of a derailment that happened outside of Columbus, Ga in 1915. It involved a passenger train and a circus train. I think I have found the about location of the wreck, but would love to know for sure. If anyone has any info please let me know. Thanks so much. Jan
-- janice Page (Page007655@cs.com), August 05, 2002
Many of the dead from this wreck are buried in Riverdale Cemetary (Victory Drive @ 10th Avenue) in Columbus Georgia. There is (or was) a monument there memorializing the dead and the wreck. The monument was severely damaged by "souvenir hunters" (aka vandals) chipping off pieces of the monument. I am sure that there are articles in the Columbus papers (available on microflim at the Bradley (main) library in Columbus.
-- Bill Buck (firstname.lastname@example.org), April 08, 2003.
Well, i don't know the location but i know that the cause was that a ID number was stamped on on a finished wheel that was on the circus train. Then when the circus train was leaving the stamped wheel broke sending the train out of contro; and then the train blew passed a red light and collided with the other train.
well, thats what i heard!
-- Nick Zurku (Brak710101@msn.com), April 07, 2003.
See page 120 of Richard Prince's book Central of Georgia Railway and Connecting lines. The ICC investigator's report should be found at http://specialcollections.tasc.dot.gov/scripts/ws.dll?login&site=dot- railroads. If you don't have book or need help contact me by private e-mail.
-- Steve Riley (email@example.com), August 05, 2002.