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6/19/2018
 
 
 
 
 
By:Bob Hasty
Dates:9/3/1948 - 9/3/1948
Album Info:Southern Birmingham Division local train first 56, Eng 6624, and Mobile Division train X4586 had a head on collision at Burstall, Al. 14 miles south of Birmingham. 1st 56 had 43 loads, 1 empty, 2601 tons; X4586 south had 14 loads, 8 empties, 873 tons. The collision happened at 1230am, when 1st 56 did not or could not stop for a signal given by the leverman at AX tower (Burstall). X4586 south was crossing over on double track and about to take the diverging route to the Mobile Division (now known as the 3B line). Apparently, 1st 56 was running withe the air cut out on the train and when the engineer went to apply the brakes, nothing happened. It was determined to be his fault, though and he was dismissed.
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Cause of the head on collision! You can't stop when you don't have the air cut in!
Title:  Cause of the head on collision! You can't stop when you don't have the air cut in!
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Photo Date:  9/3/1948  Upload Date: 11/1/2012 5:10:35 PM
Location:  Burstall, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Night,Steam,Wreck,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  168   Comments: 2
Head on collision Engines 6624 and 4586.
Title:  Head on collision Engines 6624 and 4586.
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Photo Date:  9/3/1948  Upload Date: 11/1/2012 5:15:14 PM
Location:  Burstall, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Night,Steam
Locomotives:  SOU 4586(2-8-0) SOU 6624(2-8-0)
Views:  348   Comments: 1
Head on collision Southern engines 6624 and 4586.
Title:  Head on collision Southern engines 6624 and 4586.
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/3/1948  Upload Date: 11/1/2012 5:15:57 PM
Location:  Burstall, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Night,Steam,Wreck
Locomotives:  SOU 6624(2-8-0) SOU 4586(2-8-0)
Views:  374   Comments: 0
Although the engines were going only 10-15 mph, this is the result of the head on impact.
Title:  Although the engines were going only 10-15 mph, this is the result of the head on impact.
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Photo Date:  9/3/1948  Upload Date: 11/1/2012 5:17:01 PM
Location:  Burstall, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Night,Steam,Signal,Wreck,Action
Locomotives: 
Views:  254   Comments: 0
Head on collision Southern engines 6624 and 4586.
Title:  Head on collision Southern engines 6624 and 4586.
Description: 
Photo Date:  9/3/1948  Upload Date: 11/1/2012 5:17:34 PM
Location:  Burstall, AL
Author:  Bob Hasty
Categories:  Night,Steam,Wreck
Locomotives:  SOU 6624(2-8-0) SOU 4586(2-8-0)
Views:  314   Comments: 2


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