Engines No. 14 and No. 37 collided at Rural Retreat. Note the collapsed front half of the first baggage coach. While engines could often withstand collisions, the wood-constructed baggage and passenger coaches were extremely vulnerable.
Images of Rail: Norfolk and Western Railway by Nelson Harris
20 October 1920
Nelson Harris; Virginia Museum of Transportation
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