• Short Summary

    Railway workers on Friday (11 June) continued to clear the wreckage of an express train which was derailed near Salem, Illinois, killing 10 people are injuring more than a hundred.

  • Description

    Railway workers on Friday (11 June) continued to clear the wreckage of an express train which was derailed near Salem, Illinois, killing 10 people are injuring more than a hundred. Carrying nearly 200 passengers, the "City of New Orleans" left the rails as it sped at more than 90 miles (140 km) an hour on its run from Chicago to New Orleans on Thursday night.

    All fourteen carriages and the four diesel locomotives ploughed off the line, strewing wreckage over a mile (1.6 km) of torn-up tracks. Many of the dead and injured were trapped beneath the wreckage.

    A preliminary investigation revealed that the derailment might have been caused by locked wheels on the leading locomotive.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVADAIB4WPSVCXMO0ED6UK0SG5LC
    Media URN:
    VLVADAIB4WPSVCXMO0ED6UK0SG5LC
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    11/06/1971
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Colour
    Duration:
    00:00:40:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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