Trainwreck at Whites Station, Kentucky photographs

Abstract

Trainwreck at Whites Station, Kentucky photographs (1910; 0.09 cubic feet; 4 items) includes four mounted silver gelatin prints of the train crash that occurred in Richmond, Kentucky, on March 31, 1910.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Trainwreck at Whites Station, Kentucky photographs
Extent
0.09 Cubic Feet
Subjects
Railroad accidents -- Kentucky
Transportation -- Kentucky
Railroads -- Kentucky.
Finding Aid Author
Robin Spratling
Preferred Citation
2015av012: [identification of item], Trainwreck at Whites Station, Kentucky photographs, 1910, University of Kentucky Special Collections.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
On March 22, 1910, two freight trains (no. 76 and no. 913) collided head-on on the L&N railroad. Four men died as a result of the wreck, including Sandford, an engineer from Paris, Kentucky; Geo. Devore, a fireman from Richmond, Kentucky; James O'Rourke, a fireman from Paris, Kentucky; and Russell Sloan, a fireman from Paris, Kentucky. The bodies of the men in the wreckage were almost beyond recognition due to the severity of the crash. The wreck occurred after the night operator in Berea, Young Hays, failed to send a message to hold one of the trains. In addition to lives lost, the total monetary damage amounted to $150,000.
Scope and Content
Trainwreck at Whites Station, Kentucky photographs (1910; 0.09 cubic feet; 4 items) includes four mounted silver gelatin prints of the train crash that occurred in Richmond Kentucky, on March 31, 1910.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
Property rights reside with the University of Kentucky. The University of Kentucky holds the copyright for materials created in the course of business by University of Kentucky employees. Copyright for all other materials has not been assigned to the University of Kentucky. For information about permission to reproduce or publish, please contact Special Collections.

Contents of the Collection

Wreck at Whites Station, KY. March 22nd 1910. Eng's 911 and 916 head on collision. Eng Sandford (dead), Bowling (dead), fireman Rourke (dead), Devoure (dead)., 1910

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Trainwreck image, car number 41116, 1910

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632 Elmary Park - train car numbers 63710 and 914, 1910

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Trainwreck images car number 41116, 1910

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