DT&I Historic News Photos 3-14-1910

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DT&I Historic News Photos 3-14-1910

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A classmate posted these from a very old newspaper article about the March 1910 derailment near the town I grew up in when my grandparents were small children. Thought you might find them worth seeing.
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Also in the village of Rea, church, store, and elevator on the map.

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Thank you for contributing the old photos.

A wrecker fan appreciates them.

John

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Atkinson_Railroad wrote:Thank you for contributing the old photos.

A wrecker fan appreciates them.

John
Speaking of wreckers :-) How goes yours ?

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Matt, let's just say I've been "multitasking" between building a Detached Garage workshop, and making progress on the roadbed for the railroad.

The wrecker was tossed back into storage abruptly when I relocated to the western side of the state two summers ago.

Attached photo taken from atop the garage late last fall.

Sub ballast extends just past a culvert tending toward the west or left in the photo.
I've got it nearly perfectly level with about an 8 degree gradual turn making for a very smooth, effortless trek for the 66-year-old Lima Switcher to move upon.

Despite world events, everything remains on schedule.
And because I'm an old hand at social distancing, (disappearing into a project for months at a time) I have plenty to keep me busy and away from people.
(People just get in my way anyway, so I've stayed away from them most of my life ; )

On somewhat of a pleasant note. Standing outside in the front yard last night, it was eerily quite beyond quiet.
It almost felt like I was in the Upper Peninsula with no road sound coming from a nearby M-Road.

Thanks for asking about the wrecker... and strive to keep your wits about you among all the other kinds of noise.

John
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Which wrecker do you have?

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During earlier days on the Internet... (very early 2000's) I recall seeing a photo of an Ann Arbor crane
working a wreck somewhere in northern Michigan that looked very similar to the crane shown in these 1910 pictures.

There does not appear to be any record of the DT&I owning a Bucyrus wrecker. (They had Industrial Works wrecking cranes.)
I'm wondering if the crane shown in these old 1910 photos is a wrecker possibly borrowed from a different railroad.

John

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Below is a URL to photos of Ann Arbor Railroad crane 3187.

http://www.rrpicturearchives.net/rsPict ... ?id=554555

Still poking around the Internet... but it sure looks like the wrecker in the 1910 DT&I photos is identical to AA wrecker 3187.

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A 'New York Central Central' oval herald appears next to the door. It is not the Ann Arbor wreck crane

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Very good observation Henry.

Perhaps a motivated Internet sleuth could/will figure out what New York Central wrecker may have been working that wreck back in 1910.

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The Track they were running on until 1932 via lease from NYC or LS&MS, the NYC own the track, LS&MS operating assignment at that time.

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