Wreck of the Miami Streamliner (17) | University of Illinois Archives

Title:
Wreck of the Miami Streamliner (17)
Date:
2630002_9_NUN_9_MiamiWreck_1947_17
Description:

Emergency crews operate on the tracks following the April 19th wreck of Illinois Centrals City of Miami streamliner. After a failed track transfer occurred due to a faulty installation of two electrical relays, the 7-car diesel powered train derailed 125 miles south of Chicago, Illinois.

This image features emergency medical crews, emergency track maintenance employees, and investigators on scene. Of the 220 passengers, 197 were injured, 99 required hospitalization, and 2 men died. Charles H. Redus, the conductor, and Charles N. Wood, the Bagman, were both killed in the wreckage.

Featured in select images in the series are the investigation crews totaling up over $110,000 in damages had occurred as a result of the lead cars explosion.

Due to the volatile nature of Nitrate Film, digital file can be found at: https://medusa.library.illinois.edu/cfs_files/50295026

Phys. Desc:
Digital File can be found in JP_2 and TIF
ID:
1947-04-19
Repository:
University of Illinois Archives
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Copyright Bernard A. Strauch.

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