[T&P Trains #227 & #310 Wrecked]

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Copy photo of a head on collision between trains #227 and #310 with men standing near it. Written below the image is "Wreck near Aroya (Now Wickett) Texas Ward County 1908 with Locos #227 & 310 R. L. Schwarzenbach was the engineer of the eastbound train, working with him were Henry Mason - Fireman and Sam Mimms Conductor. Schwarzenbach was at the controls of #320 *with the caved in cab) W. R. Bill Marlin was the engineer of Loco 227, Jake Bishop was the fireman and Gordon Phillips the conductor. All jumped, no on was killed or hurt except one ... continued below

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

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Frame, Paul 1908.

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Copy photo of a head on collision between trains #227 and #310 with men standing near it. Written below the image is "Wreck near Aroya (Now Wickett) Texas Ward County 1908 with Locos #227 & 310 R. L. Schwarzenbach was the engineer of the eastbound train, working with him were Henry Mason - Fireman and Sam Mimms Conductor. Schwarzenbach was at the controls of #320 *with the caved in cab) W. R. Bill Marlin was the engineer of Loco 227, Jake Bishop was the fireman and Gordon Phillips the conductor. All jumped, no on was killed or hurt except one hobo killed and 360 head of Mexican cattle died in the collision," a clarified version of what's printed on the photo, and "Paul Frame Collection - 6027.18 19."

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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

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  • 1908

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  • June 27, 2017, 11:10 p.m.

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  • July 31, 2017, 1:45 p.m.

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Frame, Paul. [T&P Trains #227 & #310 Wrecked], clipping, 1908; (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth860516/: accessed August 14, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting The Grace Museum.