[I.G.N. Overpass at Round Rock]

Description:

Photograph of International & Great Northern railroad crossing in Round Rock on U.S. Highway 81.
Location of January 22, 1927 accident – A bus carrying the Baylor University basketball team to a game at the University of Texas at Austin takes a grade crossing just as an International-Great Northern train approaches. Evasive action is taken, but the bus skids on the rain-soaked road surface directly into the path of the train. 10 players are killed, 12 injured. To this day Baylor honors them as the "Immortal Ten."
The overpass constructed there was dedicated to the ten students.

Creator(s): Texas. Dept. of Transportation.
Location(s): United States - Texas - Williamson County - Round Rock
Creation Date: 1936  
Partner(s):
Texas Department of Transportation
Collection(s):
Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas
Usage:
Total Uses: 94
Past 30 days: 4
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Texas. Dept. of Transportation.

Staff Photographer

Date(s):
  • Creation: 1936
Coverage:
Place
United States - Texas - Williamson County - Round Rock
Era
New South, Populism, Progressivism, and the Great Depression, 1877-1939
Description:

Photograph of International & Great Northern railroad crossing in Round Rock on U.S. Highway 81.
Location of January 22, 1927 accident – A bus carrying the Baylor University basketball team to a game at the University of Texas at Austin takes a grade crossing just as an International-Great Northern train approaches. Evasive action is taken, but the bus skids on the rain-soaked road surface directly into the path of the train. 10 players are killed, 12 injured. To this day Baylor honors them as the "Immortal Ten."
The overpass constructed there was dedicated to the ten students.

Physical Description:

1 photograph : negative, b&w ; 8 x 14 cm

Language(s):
Subject(s):
Keyword(s): U.S. Highway 81 | International-Great Northern Railroad | Overpasses
Partner:
Texas Department of Transportation
Collection:
Are We There Yet? Transportation in Central Texas
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: RR-IGN_02
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metapth167470
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image
Rights:
Statement: Property of TxDOT. Please complete reproduction policy before publication.
Citation:
Author String: TxDOT Photo