The New Market Wreck by John P. Ascher
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member vhasler
N 36° 05.595 W 083° 36.043
17S E 265855 N 3997423
Quick Description: Issued for the 100th anniversary of this head-on 1904 train wreck, which killed at least hundred people, the book is a systematic review of its history.
Location: Tennessee, United States
Date Posted: 5/10/2009 3:52:10 AM
Waymark Code: WM6BQC
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member Jeremy
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Long Description:
From the Dedication on Page (a): "On September 24, 1904, at about 10:00AM Southern Railway passenger train No. 12 Carolina Special that originated in Chattanooga, left Knoxville and traveled eastward 23 miles to a sudden head on (butting) collision at speed with local passenger train No. 15 from Bristol." The book includes interviews with a few participating survivors, details about the trains, area, and investigation into the possible cause.

Page 6-11 shows the wreck site to be northeast of the coordinates (which are the closest public view point) in the farm land nearer to Lost Creek. The new double-track removed some of the bend in this stretch of railroad.

ISBN is 0-89826-120-1, but that does not fit the forced format below. Filed as Dewey 363.122 Ascher at Carson-Newman College and 976.8924 Asc at the Colonial Heights Branch of the Sullivan Country Library (which is a signed copy by the author).

ISBN Number: 0898261201

Author(s): John P. Ascher

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