14: Dutchman's Curve

We discuss The Great Train Wreck of 1918, which was the worst rail accident in US history – and it happened right here in our hometown of Nashville.

Olivia took the color photos below on July 9, 2017, the 99th anniversary of the tragedy at Dutchman's Curve.


Sources

 

Photos

  • FIG. 1 - GENERAL VIEW OF WRECK: source

  • FIG. 2 - VIEW OF DESTROYED EQUIPMENT: source

  • FIG. 3 - BOILERS OF LOCOMOTIVES 281 (TOP) AND 282 (BOTTOM): source

  • FIG. 4 - VIEW OF CARS AFTER BEING DRAWN APART, SHOWING BAGGAGE CAR AND FIRST COACH OF TRAIN NO. 4 TELESCOPED: source

  • FIG. 5 - VIEW OF TRACK AND OVERHEAD BRIDGE FROM DIRECTION TRAIN NO. 1 WAS TRAVELING: source

  • By Unknown staff photographer for The Tennessean - Archive of The Tennessean Photograph first published in 1918. Cropped and enhanced by Kaldari., Public Domain

  • Nashville Tennessean front page 7-10-1918: source