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Hardin, 1959 train accident
Tue Mar 9, 2010 09:12

I have also been looking for more information on the web about this wreck. Through other sources I have learned the cause of the wreck, the name of the Engineer killed, and the engine numbers of the locomotives destroyed in the wreck.

I would be very interested in seeing your photos of the wreck.

  • Hardin, 1959 train accidentMarge, Wed Mar 3 22:48
    Although I don't understand what this site is all about (e.g. Ray State . . .)just wanted to advise that I have pictures from the Hardin, MO train accident.
    • 1959 Hardin Train WreckAnonymous, Wed Jan 25 16:09
      I under stand you may have pictures of the train wreck that happened in hardin MO In 1959. I remember my grandmother talking about this wreck because it happened behind here house. If you have... more
      • Hardin MO train wreck, 1959Pj Sisseck, Fri Apr 6 17:23
        I would like more information on this accident, too. My grandmother's double-first cousin, Ray A Staubus, died as a result of it. His Missouri Death Certificate (59-030109) says it was a head-on... more
        • ray staubusB Cochran, Tue Jul 30 14:57
          PJ, Ray Staubus was my next door neighbor when he was killed. I was 10 years old at the time but grew up next door to Ray and his wife Minnie. When Minnie died in January of 1986 I was a pallbearer... more
          • Ray StaubusPj Sisseck, Tue Jul 30 16:40
            Thank you for your response, it is appreciated. Would you have access to obituaries for Ray and Minnie? They would be valuable to me in my Genealogy research. Do you know of any descendants of Ray... more
        • Re: Hardin MO train wreck, 1959Anonymous, Fri Apr 6 17:54
          The story i know is the work train on the side track was sent on to the main track the incoming mail trains was late causing a head on collision killing one of the engineers. This wreck happened... more
          • Hardin, MO 1959 Train WreckMarge, Sun Jun 10 23:15
            Whenever I am able to locate the couple of pictures from the 1959 Hardin, MO wreck, I will be happy to post them for whomever. > I would be interested to know who "Anonymous'" grandmother was because ... more
            • Hardin wreckAndrew Taylor, Sun Mar 26 13:42
              Did you find pictures? Am involved with a Santa Fe historical group that is interested in seeing them. Thanks
            • hardin train wreckmarvin dady, Sun Aug 21 15:25
              i went back to the centinnial years ago. my mother grew up in hardin. her maiden name was de mint. this is when i first heard about the wreck. iwould also like to know more about it
    • Hardin, 1959 train accident — RSB, Tue Mar 9 09:12
      • 1959 trainwreckAnonymous, Sun Jan 22 13:22
        I remeber a train wreck that may grandma talked about that happened behind here house in hardin. I remeber here talking aboutthe engineer climbing out covered in oil and burns.
      • 1959 Hardin, MO / video of AsianMarge, Tue May 18 11:38
        Ray, Today I received a short video showing an Asian market with a train running through the center. You have probably already seen it. [ Rail_Safety.wmv (3742KB) ] Would you want the negatives from... more
        • Hardin derailment 8/2/59kurails, Fri Aug 26 15:17
          Marge, I just ran across this site searching for info on the Hardin derailment, which occured on August 2, 1959. My next-door neighbor worked in the Santa Fe diesel shop in KC, and responded to the... more
        • 1959 Hardin, MO / video of AsianRSB, Tue May 18 11:51
          Marge, Please read my post: RSB Hardin, 1959 train accident Tue Mar 9, 2010 09:12 If Ray is unable to post your photos on this website, I would really like to see your pictures. I am still in contact ... more
    • Hardin MoRay State, Thu Mar 4 02:32
      I know of the Hardin wreck of the 26th June 1906 if that is the one, but have no picture. The site is a forum of people interested in asking questions and discussing train wrecks over the centuries.... more
      • Hardin, MO train crash @ 1960Marge, Thu Mar 4 09:35
        Ray, what a nice special-interest site. However, the train wreck I am referencing happened @ 1960 in Hardin, MO. We lived across the street and I went to the crash site right after it happened. My... more
        • Hardin 1959Ray State, Thu Mar 4 14:18
          Then that would be August 13th 1959 on the ATSF. The wreck was investigated by the ICC and received report no 3858 but it is not available on the net probably due to the 50 year rule.
          • 1959 Hardin train wreck-ATSF?Marge, Thu Mar 4 14:22
            Ray, you certainly are sharp (I could use you helping me with genealogy). What is ATSF? Thank you, Marge
            • ATSFRay State, Thu Mar 4 23:24
              Atchison, Topeka and Santa Fe Railroad now part of Burlington Northern
              • Ray State siteMarge, Fri Mar 5 08:21
                Ray, Thanks once again for your quick response to my question. You / your web site is an interesting -- and helpful -- site which creates a curiousity in me. (If you don't mind me asking) were you... more
                • An old GricerRay State, Fri Mar 5 09:22
                  It is not my web site as it belongs to Kathy mother of Ben - see citations in other parts of the site. I just write for it from time to time - when I remember. I have just completed 50 years service... more
                  • RayMarge, Fri Mar 5 09:45
                    Train Wrecks is very fortunate to have such an experienced and knowledgeable person as a consultant/writer. Is there a possibility of you doing a book? Thank you Ray. Marge
                    • Train wrecksRay State, Sat Mar 6 00:04
                      There are a number of very good books out there already. The best is Down Brakes by Robert Shaw. I would strongly recomend Train Wrecks by Robert Read which can be picked up for a song on E-bay.... more
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