Green Bay & Western Lines
The East-West Short Route
 [Home]     Information ] Locos ] Rolling Stock ] Photos & Stuff ] Ephemera ] Modeling ] References ] Site Map ]
Wreck Train

Up ]


The wreck train.

This is an enlargement of part of the previous photo, showing the wreck train.   The loco looks similar to the one involved in the wreck, but since #315 was the only C430 on the GB&W, I'm guessing it might be one of their C424s, based on what   looks like a distinctive bulge at the end of the long hood, just below the roof line.

The car behind it looks like an old 40-foot outside braced wood sheathed boxcar, probably too old for interchange service but still used on maintenance of way trains.  This may well have been one of the GBW 8100- or  KGB&W 5500- series cars which were retired from revenue service about the time of this wreck.

Back to the 1969 Train Wreck photos.

Patricia Mathu photo, May 1969.  

[ Top of This Page

 The Green Bay Route is maintained by Mark Mathu.
Visit the Guest Book or send comments to
Updated July 11, 2015