Wreck at Powhatan, West Virginia. Notice the double-tracking in the image. Unfortunately, the development of adequate rail safety technology was years from completion, making railroading a dangerous profession.
Images of Rail: Norfolk and Western Railway by Nelson Harris
7 August 1904
Nelson Harris; Virginia Museum of Transportation
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