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Sturtevant, Wisconsin

Milwaukee Road Derailment

February 1, 1984

Train number 202 derailed at 9:45 PM on the night of February 1st 1984 in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.  The train consisted of locomotives 2029, 2066 and 2065.  The train had one hundred cars and caboose, 992214.  About 23 cars derailed due to a wheel bearing burning off from a axle on a gondola loaded with scrap metal that was picked up in Milwaukee, WI earlier that day.  The windows of the Sturtevant depot and the windshields of parked cars in the depot's parking lot were broken as the derailed freight cars kicked up ballast and sent it flying everywhere.  Sparks and screeching came from several boxcars as they skidded across Hy 11.  The first railroad emergency crews that showed up was the Pettibone mobile crane which cleared Hy 11. Hulcher Emergency Services arrived with four caterpillar side booms and their support units and twelve hours after their arrival, trains were able to pass thru the area. The following Photo's were taking by Michael Bingen.  Michael saw the derailment happen before his eye's.

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Select This photo is looking south from the old True Value Hardware store in Sturtevant, WI.
Select This photo is looking north from Hy 11 in Sturtevant, WI. In the left side of the picture is a picture of the Sturtevant Station.
Select This photo was taken north of Hy 11. The guy's are rolling the truck back under the freight car.
Select This photo is looking northwest from the Amtrak Parking Lot. Here they are re-railing a boxcar in front of the depot. They have a Caterpillar on each side of the boxcar so they can reposition it in the truck that is sitting on the number on main.
select This photo is looking south from the Amtrak Parking Lot near the depot. Here they are putting the car back on it's truck.
Select This is looking south from Hy 11 in Sturtevant, Wisconsin.
Select Amtrak's Empire Builder, train number 8 can be seen as it proceeds eastbound on the number one main (westbound main) and carefully goes in the westbound siding to pass through the area. The photo is looking north from Hwy 11.
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