[T&P Train #712 Post-Explosion]

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Photograph of the wreckage of T&P train #712 after a boiler explosion. In the background a roundhouse is visible. Written below the image are "[sic] T&P #712 or whats left of it at Marshall, Texas after a boiler explosion in the 1940's The cause of the explosion was low water Believe it or not this engine was rebuilt." and "Luther Weber photo."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm., on mat 26 x 31 cm.

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Weber, Luther 1940~/1949~.

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Photograph of the wreckage of T&P train #712 after a boiler explosion. In the background a roundhouse is visible. Written below the image are "[sic] T&P #712 or whats left of it at Marshall, Texas after a boiler explosion in the 1940's The cause of the explosion was low water Believe it or not this engine was rebuilt." and "Luther Weber photo."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 13 x 18 cm., on mat 26 x 31 cm.

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Texas & Pacific Railway Collection

Historic photographs, news clippings, and archives from privately donated Texas and Pacific Railway archives. Items chronicle the rise and influence of railroads on West Texas’ evolution during the 19th and 20th centuries.

Abilene Library Consortium

Featuring thousands of newspapers, photographs, sound recordings, technical drawings, and much more, this diverse collection tells the story of Texas through the preservation and exhibition of valuable resources.

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  • 1940~/1949~

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  • June 14, 2017, 8:48 a.m.

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  • July 31, 2017, 12:07 p.m.

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Weber, Luther. [T&P Train #712 Post-Explosion], photograph, 1940~/1949~; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth853051/: accessed July 9, 2020), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Grace Museum.