Wreck of Bangor and Aroostook steam engines. Squ Pan, 1945

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Wreck of Bangor and Aroostook steam engines. Squ Pan, 1945

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Wreck of Bangor and Aroostook steam engines 181 and 400 on April 4, 1945. The Bangor Daily reported:

"...at the Washburn cut-off a mile north of here (Squa Pan) overturned one locomotive, damaged another, set afire a caboose and refrigerator car, damaged seven other freight cars, and forced engine crewmen to leap for their lives.

"The accident occurred as one of two southbound freight trains standing near Squa Pan station, was struck from the rear by a third, 110-car double header (two engines, 400 & 181) freight, piling up the caboose and freight cars of the standing train and buckling the locomotive and tender."

B&A engine # 400 is an Alco class g-2 2-8-0. It was not built before 1937 and retired not later than 1956. # 181, a Schenectady G class 2-8-0, was built in 1914 and retired in 1951.

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  • Title: Wreck of Bangor and Aroostook steam engines. Squ Pan, 1945
  • Creation Date: 1945-04-04
  • Subject Date: 1945-04-04
  • Town: Squa Pan
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 6.3 cm x 10.5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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