Naperville - April 25, 1946
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
N 41° 46.780 W 088° 08.740
16T E 404791 N 4625947
Site of one of worst railroad disasters in Illinois history.
Waymark Code: WM17XK
Location: Illinois, United States
Date Posted: 02/16/2007
Published By:Groundspeak Premium Member Sneakin Deacon
Views: 205

Location of the April 25, 1946, Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad accident. The Chicago, Burlington and Quincy Railroad's Advance Flyer bound for Nebraska had made an unscheduled stop at the Naperville station to attend to a maintenance problem when it was struck by the railroad's Exposition Flyer traveling at an estimated 80 mph. Forty-seven people were killed and over 100 were injured. Many of the people on the trains were servicemen returning from World War II. Color pictures of the accident site shown at these links: Photo 1, Photo 2, Photo 3, Photo 4, Photo 5, Photo 6, Photo 7, Photo 8
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