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In Atlanta or in Hell : The Camp Creek Train Crash of 1900
by Jeffery C. Wells


Overview - On June 23, 1900, the Southern Railroad Company's Engine #7 and its passengers were greeted by a tremendous storm en route to Atlanta, Georgia. Stalled for some time in nearby McDonough, travelers grew impatient as rain pelted the roof and wind buffeted the cars.  Read more...

 
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Overview
On June 23, 1900, the Southern Railroad Company's Engine #7 and its passengers were greeted by a tremendous storm en route to Atlanta, Georgia. Stalled for some time in nearby McDonough, travelers grew impatient as rain pelted the roof and wind buffeted the cars. When finally given the go-ahead, their resulting joy was short-lived: the locomotive soon reached Camp Creek--and disaster. After weeks of constant showers, the swollen creek had eroded the bridge supports. Under the train's weight, the bridge collapsed, and all but nine perished in either the fiery fall or watery depths. With the help of local newspapers and eyewitness accounts, Georgia historian and professor Jeffery C. Wells recounts this tragic tale.

 
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  • ISBN-13: 9781596298262
  • ISBN-10: 159629826X
  • Publisher: History Press (SC)
  • Publish Date: September 2009
  • Page Count: 90
  • Dimensions: 8.7 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.35 pounds

Series: Disasters (Saddleback)

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Books > History > United States - State & Local - South
Books > Transportation > Railroads - History

 
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