locked Head On Collision Near New Market, TN, 1904


Carl Ardrey
 

Initial report from president's files in SRHA archives.


Robert Hanson
 

This wreck received about 10 pages of coverage, including photos, in Katie Letcher Lyle's 1983 book, Scalded to Death by the Steam,


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Initial report from president's files in SRHA archives.


Robert Hanson
 

I accidentally hit "send" before I was finished.  Sorry.

The previously mentioned book is a study of train wrecks and the ballads written about them.

I don't think it is still in print, but one could probably be found at a show, on ebay, or at Amazon.

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


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Initial report from president's files in SRHA archives.


C J Wyatt
 

Thanks Bob,

It's an interesting book, but some pictures in her article on the New Market wreck are questionable (e.g. wrecked freight cars in the wreck of two passenger trains).

Jack Wyatt

On Sunday, June 20, 2021, 04:50:26 PM EDT, Robert Hanson via groups.io <rhanson669@...> wrote:


I accidentally hit "send" before I was finished.  Sorry.

The previously mentioned book is a study of train wrecks and the ballads written about them.

I don't think it is still in print, but one could probably be found at a show, on ebay, or at Amazon.

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


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Initial report from president's files in SRHA archives.


Robert Hanson
 

That would be suspicious, Jack.

The book was written by an English professor as a study of ballads and the wrecks that inspired them, it was not written by a railroader or a rail enthusiast.

I agree that it has its shortcomings, but it taught me something.

Bob


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From: C J Wyatt <cjwyatt@...>
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Thanks Bob,

It's an interesting book, but some pictures in her article on the New Market wreck are questionable (e.g. wrecked freight cars in the wreck of two passenger trains).

Jack Wyatt

On Sunday, June 20, 2021, 04:50:26 PM EDT, Robert Hanson via groups.io <rhanson669@...> wrote:


I accidentally hit "send" before I was finished.  Sorry.

The previously mentioned book is a study of train wrecks and the ballads written about them.

I don't think it is still in print, but one could probably be found at a show, on ebay, or at Amazon.

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


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From: Carl Ardrey <carlardrey2005@...>
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Subject: [SouthernRailway] Head On Collision Near New Market, TN, 1904

Initial report from president's files in SRHA archives.


C J Wyatt
 

Bob, I enjoyed it too, learning about many obscure wrecks/accidents. I do recommend the book, but just double check anything which seems questionable.

All wrecks are nasty, but New Market ranks right up there.

Jack Wyatt

On Sunday, June 20, 2021, 06:14:44 PM EDT, Robert Hanson via groups.io <rhanson669@...> wrote:


That would be suspicious, Jack.

The book was written by an English professor as a study of ballads and the wrecks that inspired them, it was not written by a railroader or a rail enthusiast.

I agree that it has its shortcomings, but it taught me something.

Bob


-----Original Message-----
From: C J Wyatt <cjwyatt@...>
To: main@SouthernRailway.groups.io <main@SouthernRailway.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jun 20, 2021 6:08 pm
Subject: Re: [SouthernRailway] Head On Collision Near New Market, TN, 1904

Thanks Bob,

It's an interesting book, but some pictures in her article on the New Market wreck are questionable (e.g. wrecked freight cars in the wreck of two passenger trains).

Jack Wyatt

On Sunday, June 20, 2021, 04:50:26 PM EDT, Robert Hanson via groups.io <rhanson669@...> wrote:


I accidentally hit "send" before I was finished.  Sorry.

The previously mentioned book is a study of train wrecks and the ballads written about them.

I don't think it is still in print, but one could probably be found at a show, on ebay, or at Amazon.

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


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Initial report from president's files in SRHA archives.


Michael Young
 

I have a copy, and I too enjoyed it, it contains a lot of good information, and is written in a way that holds a reader's interest.  One thing I will always remember about it, however, is this quote from the chapter, "The Wreck of the Old 97," on page 27:  "The line 'This is not 38, but it's Old 97' refers to the relative speed of 97 over a slower, lower-numbered passenger train, dependable but not glamorous."

Mike Young


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Bob, I enjoyed it too, learning about many obscure wrecks/accidents. I do recommend the book, but just double check anything which seems questionable.

All wrecks are nasty, but New Market ranks right up there.

Jack Wyatt

On Sunday, June 20, 2021, 06:14:44 PM EDT, Robert Hanson via groups.io <rhanson669@...> wrote:


That would be suspicious, Jack.

The book was written by an English professor as a study of ballads and the wrecks that inspired them, it was not written by a railroader or a rail enthusiast.

I agree that it has its shortcomings, but it taught me something.

Bob


-----Original Message-----
From: C J Wyatt <cjwyatt@...>
To: main@SouthernRailway.groups.io <main@SouthernRailway.groups.io>
Sent: Sun, Jun 20, 2021 6:08 pm
Subject: Re: [SouthernRailway] Head On Collision Near New Market, TN, 1904

Thanks Bob,

It's an interesting book, but some pictures in her article on the New Market wreck are questionable (e.g. wrecked freight cars in the wreck of two passenger trains).

Jack Wyatt

On Sunday, June 20, 2021, 04:50:26 PM EDT, Robert Hanson via groups.io <rhanson669@...> wrote:


I accidentally hit "send" before I was finished.  Sorry.

The previously mentioned book is a study of train wrecks and the ballads written about them.

I don't think it is still in print, but one could probably be found at a show, on ebay, or at Amazon.

Bob Hanson
Loganville, GA


-----Original Message-----
From: Carl Ardrey <carlardrey2005@...>
To: main@SouthernRailway.groups.io
Sent: Sun, Jun 20, 2021 3:32 pm
Subject: [SouthernRailway] Head On Collision Near New Market, TN, 1904

Initial report from president's files in SRHA archives.