Train Crash Slides

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Hi! I picked up a bunch of slides and in the box was about 40 or 50 slides of two train crashes. I am trying to determine any info I can about the crashes. The slides are dated May 66 & Oct 60. Any help would be appreciated. I tried to take some photos of some of the slides but do not have a scanner so they are taken against my computer screen. Sorry for the poor quality! Photos attached below

Bill Anderson

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I found a list of railroad accidents from 1960-1966 in Wikipedia. The slides dated 1960 match the description of an accident dated March 1, 1960, in which the City of San Francisco collided with a fuel truck outside of Bakersfield, CA.

The only accident listed that might be the one in the slides dated 1966 is the January 7, 1966 derailment of a D&H freight train at the NY Route 206 grade crossing in Bainbridge, New York.–69)

Bill Anderson

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I take back my first statement. Although the passenger train in the 1960 slides looks as though it suffered a deadly collision (see the photo of the lead engine), the San Francisco Chief was a Santa Fe passenger train, not a Union Pacific train like the one in the slides.

The accident looks more like one listed as occurring on December 14, 1961 near Auburn, Colorado where the Union Pacific passenger train "City of Denver" collided with a school bus. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to