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VINTAGRAPH • WPA • WWII • SYPHILIS ... SIX OUT OF TEN CURED, 1941

Derailed: 1926

Derailed: 1926

July 20, 1926. "Train wreck at Cameron Run." A 35-car derailment in Virginia. View full size. National Photo Company Collection glass negative.

 

ACL 31234

end view of ACL 31234 ventilated boxcar as seen in companion photo

Whoa

Whoa. That pretty much about sums it up.

 
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