Train wreck, Squa Pan, 1945

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Train wreck, Squa Pan, 1945

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Wreck of Bangor and Aroostook steam engines 181 and 400 on April 4, 1945.

The Bangor Daily reported that,
" 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."

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  • Title: Train wreck, Squa Pan, 1945
  • Creation Date: 1945-04-04
  • Subject Date: 1945-04-04
  • Town: Squa Pan
  • County: Aroostook
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 7.6 cm x 13.5 cm
  • Object Type: Image

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Oakfield Historical Society
PO Box 176, Oakfield, ME 04763
(207) 757-8575

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