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FE089 Old 97

FILES

FE089 Old 97.jpg

Dublin Core

Title

FE089 Old 97

Description

The wreck of the "Old 97" was an American rail disaster involving the Southern Railway mail train, officially known as the Fast Mail, while en route from Monroe, Virginia, to Spencer, North Carolina, on September 27, 1903. Due to excessive speed in an attempt to maintain schedule, the train derailed at the Stillhouse Trestle near Danville, Virginia, where it careened off the side of the bridge, killing eleven on-board personnel and injuring seven others.

Creator

George C. David Photography

Publisher

Roanoke Public Libraries

Date

28 September 1903

Rights

Please contact the Virginia Room at 540.853.2073 for permission to use.

Format

Photograph

Type

Still Image

Identifier

FE089

Citation

George C. David Photography, “FE089 Old 97,” Virginia Room Digital Collection, accessed July 15, 2019, http://www.virginiaroom.org/digital/document/FE089.