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Bob Hasty's Collection
 
6/19/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Bob Hasty
Dates:11/25/1951 - 11/25/1951
Album Info:On November 25, 1951, The Crescent was routed off it's normal route south of Atlanta via A&WP/WRwy of Al and L&N to the all Southern Rwy route to New Orleans. Operating as Second #47 and following First #47, the Southerner, it was lined up to meet train #48 at Woodstock, Al. Train 48 went into the siding, met First #47then went through the switch at the north end of the siding resulting in a headon collision with 17 deaths. Train 48 consist: Engine 2823, cars(all Southern) 700, 833, 952, 815, 3312, 827, 821 & 1102. Consist of Train 2nd 47: Engines 2915 & 2801, cars LN 1120, LN 3252, AWP 69, AWP 68, Burch River, Otter River, Crescent Moon, AWP 501, Senickley Inn, Schuylkill River, Seneca River and Luther Calvin Norris. ICC report available at: http://dotlibrary.specialcollection.net/Document?db=DOT-RAILROAD&query=%28select+3409%29
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2801 on fire
Title:  2801 on fire
Description:  Train Second 47, second engine Southern 2801 on fire. Another picture found by Jeff Murphree
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 8/13/2017 11:16:30 AM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2801(E6A)
Views:  131   Comments: 0
SOU 2915, Close up view of front of engine.
Title:  SOU 2915, Close up view of front of engine.
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 11/12/2012 4:46:16 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2915(E7A)
Views:  732   Comments: 0
Three Budd cars and a fire
Title:  Three Budd cars and a fire
Description:  Thanks to Jeff Murphree. Another photo showing two A&WP cars with fire between them and L&N car nearly destroyed. Unbelieveable how a laddar was put up under the L&N car to get to the passengers. Do you see the crosstie proped up next to the laddar to keep the car from rollng over ?
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 7/20/2017 10:51:47 AM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
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Views:  75   Comments: 1
Southern E8A, number unknown.
Title:  Southern E8A, number unknown.
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 10/27/2012 7:48:01 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2923(E8A) SOU 6900(E8A)
Views:  1350   Comments: 0
SOUTHERN 2923, later Southern 6900, wrecked at Woodstock, Al.
Title:  SOUTHERN 2923, later Southern 6900, wrecked at Woodstock, Al.
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 10/27/2012 7:51:40 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2923(E8A) SOU 6900(E8A)
Views:  3554   Comments: 5
Wreck scene at Woodstock, Al.
Title:  Wreck scene at Woodstock, Al.
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 10/27/2012 7:45:50 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2915(E7A)
Views:  742   Comments: 0
Overhead view of wreck scene. Wreck happened directly over L&N branch line.
Title:  Overhead view of wreck scene. Wreck happened directly over L&N branch line.
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 10/27/2012 7:51:12 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2915(E7A) SOU 2923(E8A)
Views:  1447   Comments: 0
Google Earth View of scene of Woodstock Wreck. This is what the scene looks like today. It has changed very little in the 60+ years since this deadly wreck except the L&N branch line has been abandoned. I tried to capture this as close to the original pic
Title:  Google Earth View of scene of Woodstock Wreck. This is what the scene looks like today. It has changed very little in the 60+ years since this deadly wreck except the L&N branch line has been abandoned. I tried to capture this as close to the original pic
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 11/12/2012 4:54:05 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories: 
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Views:  593   Comments: 0
Budd coach telescoped into Pulllman coach/dorm/bagg car.  The majority of deaths were in this car.
Title:  Budd coach telescoped into Pulllman coach/dorm/bagg car. The majority of deaths were in this car.
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 10/27/2012 7:45:16 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck,Passenger
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Views:  574   Comments: 0
Showing one of the cars off bridge over the L&N branch line.
Title:  Showing one of the cars off bridge over the L&N branch line.
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 10/27/2012 7:46:57 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2915(E7A)
Views:  840   Comments: 0
Wreck scene at Woodstock, Al.
Title:  Wreck scene at Woodstock, Al.
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 10/27/2012 7:46:24 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2801(E6A)
Views:  771   Comments: 0
Woodstock wreck. Two A&WP coaches in rear, L&N coach in foreground.
Title:  Woodstock wreck. Two A&WP coaches in rear, L&N coach in foreground.
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 10/27/2012 7:47:32 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  RollingStock,Passenger
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Views:  595   Comments: 0
L&N RPO over L&N branch line. Rescue efforts can be seen on left.
Title:  L&N RPO over L&N branch line. Rescue efforts can be seen on left.
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 10/27/2012 7:50:43 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  892   Comments: 0
Budd coach telescoped into Pulllman coach/dorm/bagg car.  The majority of deaths were in this car.
Title:  Budd coach telescoped into Pulllman coach/dorm/bagg car. The majority of deaths were in this car.
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 10/27/2012 7:44:40 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  777   Comments: 0
Overhead view of wreck scene looking north.
Title:  Overhead view of wreck scene looking north.
Description: 
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 10/27/2012 7:43:34 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives:  SOU 2915(E7A) SOU 2923(E8A)
Views:  1349   Comments: 0
View from the L&N
Title:  View from the L&N
Description:  This picture was recently posted on Facebook. Apparently taken by a "tourist" who came to check out the wreck. It shows the scene looking down the L&N line which ran under the Southern mainline. You can see the derrick picking up cars and the L&N RPO/Baggage car.
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 1/26/2016 5:02:31 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Steam,Wreck,Passenger,Track
Locomotives: 
Views:  203   Comments: 0
Telescope
Title:  Telescope
Description:  Thanks to a Jeff Murphree for this additionsl picture of the Southern coach 833 telescoped into the Mississippi. This is Budd vs Pullman.
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 7/2/2016 10:37:43 AM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  RollingStock,Wreck,Passenger
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Views:  186   Comments: 0
Acme Telephoto view of Wreck
Title:  Acme Telephoto view of Wreck
Description:  This is a picture that was shared with me from Alan Dismukes. It is from Acme Telephoto company, a news photo service. Shows a slightly different view of the wreck. It shows a Pennsylvania RR sleeper on the right.
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 11/14/2016 11:46:32 AM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  unknown
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  118   Comments: 0
AP photo
Title:  AP photo
Description:  Photo which was shown in the Birmingham News. See photo for full description. Thanks to Jeff Murphree and the Heart of Dixie RR club for this photo.
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 6/11/2017 11:55:41 PM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
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Views:  122   Comments: 0
Rescue
Title:  Rescue
Description:  Another photo thanks to Jeff Murphree. This shows the rescue efforts. A close look will reveal that the rescuers are trying to get one or two people out of the mangeled wreckage. There is a big difference in how this is done today.
Photo Date:  11/25/1951  Upload Date: 6/23/2017 12:50:41 AM
Location:  Woodstock, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Wreck,Passenger
Locomotives: 
Views:  94   Comments: 0


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