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

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.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged train cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two construction cranes stand alongside a line of damaged freight cars, with the sides of most of the cars pushed in. Debris is scattered on and around the railroad tracks. On the right in the background, a metal framework from a covered track/conveyor system is twisted and bent. Two men stand near a bulldozer, looking at debris. A power pole with no electrical lines attached stands near the train tracks. In the right front corner, piles of sacking or burlap lie scattered between two sets of tracks.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged warehouse after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

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.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged freight cars and pier structure after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A line of freight cars parallels a road alongside twisted and warped metal framework from pier buildings. Three or four train cars are overturned and have sustained heavy damage. Metal and wood debris is scattered in the foreground. An automobile is parked on the road just left of the center of the image. The number "#14" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged railroad cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: On the far left, railroad freight cars are standing on a set of railroad tracks. Part of the side of the second railroad car has been damaged, and is detached at the top. To the right are huge heaps of debris piled near the trains covering the foreground. A large section of metal framework, probably from a warehouse roof or the covered conveyor system, is twisted and bent, and rests on top of the debris.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

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

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.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged warehouse and freight cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A long open metal framework structure runs along the border of a dirt road. The metal structures are the twisted and warped frameworks of fire and concussion damaged dock warehouses. The support columns of the buildings on the road side are damaged but still vertical, whereas the structures behind that have been crushed and have collapsed. To the right in the distance sits a line of train cars on tracks alongside the structures. The end car is heavily damaged, and one car is flipped on its side. A line of power poles runs along the road, with the power lines down. The second pole on the right is bent away from the observer. Debris is scattered along the road and the in the foreground. The number "#19" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Damaged warehouse and storage tanks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two men stand on top of a line of damaged railroad freight cars. Another man sits on the top of a freight car while several men below sort through debris. To the right of the train cars a long warehouse building has been destroyed. Metal and wooden debris and a number of dark barrels line the railroad tracks. In the distance on the right a number of the storage tanks from the Richardson-Republic tank farm can be seen, many of which have visible crushing and compression damage. The number "#42" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

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

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.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Repairing the railroad tracks after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A group of about 15 men are working to clear and repair railroad tracks. Two parallel sets of tracks are visible. On the left, a flatbed rail vehicle holds railroad ties. Ahead of it on the tracks is a freight car holding several large rectangular forms. Small groups of men work along the other set of tracks, picking up debris, and replacing railroad ties. Some metal and wooden debris is visible along the tracks. Ahead of the workers on the tracks sits a badly damaged locomotive. To the right of the tracks are stacks of rectangular wooden structures stacked in piles. Some piles have been toppled. A large metal hook, suspended from a wheel and pulley, is visible on the far right. The number "#41" is written in the lower right corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Crushed train cars after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Two badly crushed train cars sitting on a railroad track lie half buried under debris. Barrels and other debris lie scattered and heaped over most of the visible area. Behind the cars, heavy metal framework, probably from either a warehouse or the covered metal conveyor system, shows heavy damage and twisting.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Heavily damaged train car and debris after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A train car has been badly crushed and scarred by the explosions and missiles as it sits on the railroad tracks. Behind it, a heavy metal framework, probably either from a warehouse or the covered conveyor system, is crushed and bent. Metal and concrete debris of all types is heaped and scattered over most of the area.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

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

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.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Near the grain elevator after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: A grain elevator, a smokestack and the ruins of a power plant stand in the middle of the picture. On the left, four railroad freight cars sit on a track. A row of train wheels sits near a power pole with dangling lines. Brick, metal and wood debris litter the foreground. A large pipe, twisted and broken lies along the railroad tracks on the right. Two men stand along a rail line. Behind them, two structures lie in ruins surrounded by piles of bricks and metal debris, with remnants of brick walls visible. Amid the debris are upturned vehicles, including a treaded vehicle.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

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

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.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

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

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.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Pipelines and freight cars near the piers after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Eight long piplines run toward the storage tank farm in the background. The pipelines are twisted and bent, and pieces of corrugated metal and other debris are scattered between the pipelines and heaped along the right side. Farther right, a line of damaged freight cars stands near a long, large structure with a metal framework, apparently part of the metal structure of the pier building. On the left of the pipelines is a road on which are two automobiles. Another long section of metal framework from a damaged pier structure is at the far left. Part of the structure has fallen. A cloud of smoke rises on the horizon about mid-picture.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

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

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.
Date: 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Ruins of a warehouse after the 1947 Texas City disaster]

Description: This photograph appears to have been taken from the top of a car in a line of train boxcars seen on the left in the image. This set of train cars, with visible damage, stands alongside the remnants of a warehouse. None of the structure of the warehouse is discernable. There is extensive debris scattered around stacks of some product packed in fabric bags and arranged in large square stacks. Each stack contains at least 500 bags and there are at least 14 large stacks, some visibly damaged. The debris consists mostly of corrugated metal and wood pieces. Three train cars sit on a parallel track at the right with a large group of round petroleum storage tanks beyond that. Several of the tanks have been damaged and have visible denting and crushing to their structures. The number "#43" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

[Ruins of a warehouse and wharf after the 1947 Texas City Disaster]

Description: Large amounts of debris cover the water in a harbor. Debris and barrels line the side of a road in the foreground running across the bottom of the photograph. Across the water of the harbor, a wharf with massive damage extends out at a right angle to the road. On the the water side of the wharf is a railroad track with two freight cars holding freight. The front train car is leaning down toward the water. Four large parallel pipelines are bowed down to ground level. Behind the train, and extending far out to the right to the end of the image, are the ruins of warehouse structures. There is a forest of concrete pillars, sheared off at their tops, with splayed out and twisted metal reinforcement rods (rebar) projecting up out of the tops of the columns. At the far left in the distance are two refinery tower structures. Two men, one in a white fireman's coverall, walk toward the pipelines. The number "#5" is written in the lower right hand corner.
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library

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

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".
Date: April 16, 1947
Partner: Moore Memorial Public Library