On July 6th a BNSF
train struck a stalled semi-truck and derailed outside of Emporia, Ks next to the historic
Merrick Signal Tower. The four locomotives and 24 of the 108 cars derailed.
The signal bridge was destroyed and a new one is being put together at this time. The
photo is from the Emporia Gazette(newspaper) photographer(a different photographer than in
During April 1999 a loaded BNSF coal train derailed at Parkville, MO spilling tons of coal down main street and the coal cars smashed a few buildings down. The accident was caused by a hot roller bearing that wore into. The scanned photo is from the Kansas City Star newspaper.
here are the high quality photos.
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