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Wreck at Dobson (Elkdale) Junction:

Wreck scene just north of Dobson (later changed to Elkdale) Junction. The wreck is looking northward on the main line at the bridge over Elk Creek. The Rexis Branch can be seen in the background.

 

The following five pictures appeared in the March 1971 issue of Trains:

- collection of P.E. Percy

 

- collection of H.L. Broadbelt

 

- collection of H.L. Broadbelt

 

- Howard Davis

 

Brill Battery Car #14

- collection of C.A. Bearer

There's a trolley pole on this Brill car! Go to the stories page to find out why.

Roster of C&I Steam Locomotives

road #, builder, type, date purchased by C&I; notes/disposition.

3, BLW, 2-8-0, 1911; ex-West Virginia Northern #10, sold 10/16. Eventually ended up in Mexico.

4, BLW, 2-8-2, 1911; sold to Clinchfield 3/17.

5, BLW, 2-8-2, 1913; sold to LS&I, 1930.

6, BLW, 2-8-2, 1915; sold to LS&I, 1930.

7, Lima, 2-8-2, 1917; sold to S&L, 1930. - see photo below.

8, Lima, 2-8-2, 1917; sold to General Logging Company,1930.

9, Lima, 2-8-2, 1917; to General Railway Equipment, 1930.

10, BLW, 2-8-2, 1918; to S&L, 1941.

11, BLW, 2-8-2, 1918; to S&L, 1941.

14, Alco-S, 2-8-0, 1920; retired 6/44 and sold as scrap to Bethlehem Steel, Johnstown, PA, 1946.

15, same as 14

16, Alco-S, 2-8-0, 1923; sold as scrap (SAS) to Bethlehem Steel, Johnstown, 1952.

17, same as 16

18, same as 16

19, same as 16

20, Alco-S, 2-8-2, 1939; ex-P&LE, SAS to Bethlehem steel, 1952.

21, Alco-S, 2-8-2, 1939; ex-P&LE, SAS to Bethlehem Steel, 1951.

22, Juniata, 2-8-2, 1941; ex-PRR, cut up at Colver, 1948.

23, BLW, 2-8-2, 1941; ex-PRR, cut up at Colver, 1950.

24, Alco-B, 2-8-2, 1944; ex-P&LE, SAS to Bethlehem Steel, 1951.

25, Alco-B, 2-8-2, 1944; ex-P&LE, SAS to Bethlehem Steel, 1952.

Other notes:

Road numbers 1 and 2 apparently were Vinton Lumber Company or Blacklick and Yellow Creek engines which did not pass to C&I ownership when the line was bought by Coleman and Weaver. Perhaps the C&I avoided these numbers because the lumber company continued running on the line for a time after the purchase.

Engines 14 and 15 would have been 12 and 13 except for superstition about road number 13! Not wishing to make then 12 and 14, C&I also skipped 12.

 

The following four photos were found on the "Those Old Photos" page of the 

Indiana Gazette web site.

 

Train crew at Manver, 1920.

Wreck at Manver, 1915.

 

1919 wreck in Pine Flats yard, day and night photos.

-John F. Busovicki collection.

 



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