[A ruined railroad car after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[A ruined railroad car after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: This image shows a close-up view of a damaged freight car sitting on railroad tracks. The right half of the car is crushed in. The railroad tracks and the surrounding area are strewn with debris. On the right, in the distance, another freight car can be seen on parallel tracks.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged pipelines and railroad tracks near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged pipelines and railroad tracks near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A railroad freight car loaded with wooden forms sits amid the debris near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster. On the left, the support for the elevated pipelines near the port have collapsed, and pipelines lie on the ground. Metal, concrete and wooden debris are scattered along the pipeline route and the railroad tracks. In the distance can be seen the destroyed pier and dock structures. On the back of the photograph is written: "Loading Dock".
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Train near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Train near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A line of damaged freight cars runs horizontally across the image in front of a large grain elevator. The topmost edge of the nearest end of the grain elevator is missing, and damage is evident at other places on the structure. In front of the train tracks stand two large power poles. One pole has snapped into several drooping pieces. In the foreground, metal debris and a hose lie scattered over other sets of tracks. Wooden and metal debris are visible on the embankment leading up to the train tracks with the train cars. In the left foreground of the picture, the front part of a construction tractor can be seen with its bulldozer type blade on the ground. The number "#6" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged dock, pipelines and freight cars near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged dock, pipelines and freight cars near the port after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Four raised pipelines run out to ship docks and loading facilities on the right side of a water channel. The pipelines and their supports have collapsed not far out from the shoreline. Pipelines and wooden pilings from a ruined dock lie twisted and broken. Metal and wooden debris is scattered along the pipelines. On the other side of the channel is a line of railroad cars. Toward the outer end of the tracks, large metal structures from a covered track or conveyor system has collapsed over the rail cars. Heavy damage is visible to the railroad cars and the metal structure. The entire area seems to have had extensive fire damage. In the lower right corner, a man with elbows resting in the open front passenger window of an automobile is talking to two men inside the car. The number "#11" is written on the photo.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Railroad cars near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Railroad cars near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two damaged freight train boxcars sit on a railroad track on the right. In front of the train cars are the remains of a truck and scattered metal debris of various kinds. The top portion of a smoke stack can be seen behind the train cars. A grain elevator stands on the left and beyond the train. Most of the glass in the windows of the grain elevator have been blown out. There is a vertical cylindrical tank in front of the grain elevator. To the left of the tank sit three boxcars side-by-side in bays under a metal roofed structure supported by pillars. On the left there is visible the top of a of a damaged wall extending out from the elevator. The number "#11" is in the lower right hand corner of the print.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Aerial view from the railroad yard after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A elevated shot from the rail yards toward the port. View is from above a line of freight cars in the rail yard. Debris lies piled along the line of cars to the far right of the picture. Several men stand on top of one of the cars, while several more stand amid the metal debris below. Another line of rail cars loaded with uniform loads of large forms stands on a parallel set of tracks. In the distance is the grain elevator, a smokestack, two large water towers and the loading structures at the port. Heavy smoke clouds blowing left to right can be seen coming from the port area. The number "#3" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Debris along the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Debris along the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A long, large pile of pipe, metal and wooden debris covers much of a set of railroad tracks. On a parallel track to the right is a set of freight cars partially blocked from sight by the pile of debris. Two water towers stand in the background. In the foreground lies another heap of metal and wood debris. Heavy black clouds of smoke hang over the scene. Wooden utility or power poles with damaged lines can be seen along both the right and left sides of the photograph.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Near the water towers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Near the water towers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Two water towers sit on stilts near the railroad tracks after the Texas City Disaster. Building rubble, barrels, and metal debris are extend over most of the middle portion of the picture. To the far left, a line of tank cars sit on a track. On the right, on a rail road track, a destroyed railroad car sits with most of its sides missing. A large pile of twisted metal debris lies on the railroad tracks behind it. On the far right is the grain elevator. On the horizon in the middle of the picture is the Seatrain crane. The tops of refinery facilities are barely visible on the horizon. Black smoke is coming from beyond the line of tanker cars, blowing from left to right. The number "34" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: April 16, 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: A view from outside looking through a damaged warehouse. The metal framework appears to be intact but much of the covering of the front and back walls has been destroyed. Piles of a product stored in cloth bags of uniform size sit in stacks in the warehouse. A line of freight cars, many heavily damaged, sit on a railroad track along the right side the building. Large pieces of debris are scattered in front of the building. There is a large light colored object in the foreground lying on the ground. It seems to be either a piece of concrete with large chunks of aggregate, or a loose pile of material of similar appearance. The number "#37" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
[Military personnel looking at damaged machinery after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

[Military personnel looking at damaged machinery after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Date: 1947
Creator: unknown
Description: Military personnel look at the ruins of machinery and vehicles near the railroad tracks. One man looks directly at the camera while two others look away. In the foreground, the chassis and part of a tank remain of a four-wheeled vehicle. Behind it to the left, the remains of a large tracked vehicle, perhaps a crane, stand amid metal debris. Cables and metal struts extend upward above this ruined vehicle. A large, ruined engine sits on top of the debris. In the background, on raised railroad tracks, two lines of freight cars stand. Damage is visible to the tops and sides of the front row of cars.
Contributing Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library
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