1946 Naperville CBQ wreck
Fri Jan 22, 2010 14:26

I was 3 years old and lived less that a block from the depot. I remember hearing the crash and my father (who worked for Burlington) rushing acrossed the park to the crash cite. He was in his bedroom slippers and when he returned home he was crying and was wet with blood to mid/calf. We later walked over and I can remember blanket covered bodies lying in a neat row.

  • PictureMike Maristch, Fri Aug 15 03:12
    Hello Mr. Graves, I thought maybe I should give you my email address. I wasn't sure if you are the moderator or not and I didn't see other emails addresses on this site. mvbbe@msn.com Thanks Mike... more
    • 1946 Naperville CBQ wreck — George Becker, Fri Jan 22 14:26
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        • Book on Naperville Train WreckChuck Spinner, Wed Sep 19 12:56
          Hi, Just wanted to leave a post for readers of this site to report that I have finished my book on the Naperville Train Wreck. The book is called The Tragedy at the Loomis Street Crossing. Please... more
      • Naperville Train WreckChuck Spinner, Mon Jan 17 15:11
        George, I am just finishing a book on the Naperville train wreck and would like to ask you some questions: 1) In what capacity did you father work for the Burlington railroad? 2) What was the street... more
    • train wrecksHarry S. Graves, Wed Jul 29 15:42
      Mike, I have received several thousand Indiana train wreck photos in the last two months. Send me all the info that you have on the wreck that you need photos for. I can dig through them for that... more
      • 12.25.1910 Train wreckMike Maristch, Wed Jul 29 16:13
        Hi Mr. Graves, Thanks for responding. The train wreck I am looking for pictures of was on 12/25/1910 in near Cambridge city. According to the articles I have 1 of the trains involved was stopped at... more
        • train wreckHarry, Thu Jul 30 11:48
          Was it a passenger or freight train? Was it a collision or derailment. If you can send the article it would help. Thanks, Harry. capt_graves@peoplepc.com
          • 12/25/1910 cambridge cityMike Maristch, Thu Jul 30 16:23
            Hi Mr. Graves, I tried to email the articles about the accident to you but it would not go through under your email address. The accident was a freight train collision into the caboose of another... more
            • train wreckHarry S. Graves, Fri Jul 31 02:09
              Mike, I have a 4 inch thich photo albumn jammed full of pre-1950 freight collisions. I will look for Cambridge City and Dublin. Since the wreck appears to have happened between the two places it... more
              • train wreckMike Maristch, Fri Jul 31 03:10
                Mr. Graves thanks for your help I will wait to here from you. Mike
                • cambridge cityHarry S. Graves, Wed Aug 5 22:33
                  Mike, I have searched all of my photos and could not find what you want. If something ever does show up I will let you know. Sorry, Harry.
                  • Train WreckMichael Maristch, Thu Aug 6 03:07
                    Thank you Mr. Graves for looking through your photo's for me. Mike M.
    • train wreckHarry Graves, Wed Dec 3 13:10
      Mike, still can't find the photo I will start looking for something on ths wreck and will copy to you what I find. Thanks, Harry.
      • Indiana train wreckmike maristch, Wed Dec 3 14:03
        Thanks Mr. Grave's for looking, I will wait to hear from you. Mike
        • wreckHarry S. Graves, Thu Dec 4 11:16
          Mike, contact Ray State on this site. He may be able to assist you faster than myself. Thanks, Harry,
          • Cambridge Citymichael Maristch, Wed Dec 10 13:19
            Hello Mr. Graves I contacted Mr. State as you suggested. He stated that he didn't have a picture of this accident so I thought I would let you know and wait until you find the picture that you have . ... more
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