Thursday, July 14, 2011

Texas Zephyr Crash

(Joe Hughes Railroad Picture archive)

I stopped in and killed some time at the antique store at the corner of Cox and Forest.

I bought a set of two photographs there, unique in their subject matter...

The first picture shows the same kind of train car (perhaps the exact same one) as the photo from 1962 at the top of the post. Both say 'PULLMAN' 'LARIAT CREST'

The third photo shows parts of a crushed car, also visible in the lower right foreground of  the second picture. I can't make out the sticker or label on the car door, except for the letters "MOSH" or "MOSA"...

Maybe the train hit the car? Maybe the photographer took a picture of debris in the ditch next to the train out of boredom?

 There was a lot information available online about the train the Texas Zephyr and it's Pullman cars online, but no mention of this crash. The line ran from Dallas to Denver beginning on August 22, 1940, and ending September 11, 1967. The Lariat Crest Pullman car was retired in 1963.

Nice photos, in any case.

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