[Pocket Watch of an Engineer Killed in Train Wreck]

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Photograph of a pocket watch belonging to a man killed in the wreck of the Louisiana Limited. The watch face is slightly cracked. Written below the image are "[sic] Watch of J. W. 'Rab' Gorman engineer killed at Cecile La. in the wreck of the 'Louisiana Limited' Marshall, Texas to New Orleans, La. passenger train. The time showen is 11:37 pm the exact time of death. The date was Dec 14 1931 and the location was Cecile, La. at Hutchinson's Spur about 15 miles S. E. of Shreveport La." and "Ed Robinson."

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

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Robinson, Ed December 14, 1931.

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Photograph of a pocket watch belonging to a man killed in the wreck of the Louisiana Limited. The watch face is slightly cracked. Written below the image are "[sic] Watch of J. W. 'Rab' Gorman engineer killed at Cecile La. in the wreck of the 'Louisiana Limited' Marshall, Texas to New Orleans, La. passenger train. The time showen is 11:37 pm the exact time of death. The date was Dec 14 1931 and the location was Cecile, La. at Hutchinson's Spur about 15 miles S. E. of Shreveport La." and "Ed Robinson."

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1 photograph : b&w ; 18 x 13 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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  • December 14, 1931

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  • June 27, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

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  • July 14, 2017, 11:53 a.m.

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Robinson, Ed. [Pocket Watch of an Engineer Killed in Train Wreck], photograph, December 14, 1931; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth860200/: accessed December 17, 2017), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Grace Museum.