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C&NW Museum/Omaha(?)
Posted by: Dennis Johnson (ID *****3355) Date: October 03, 2007 at 11:41:56
In Reply to: Train Wreck by Diane Pickens of 372

I believe there is a Chicago and Northwestern Railroad Museum in Omaha. There might also be a home page for them. I know they USED to put out a quarterly publication. If it wasn't a C&NW train I suspect that they still could find information about it...and would know what kind of information was kept on accidents of that type.
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There should be an intensive report in local newspapers. There is a pay newspaper site that has a searchable name index. A cousin of mine recently signed on and found 130+ hits for a relative that got into a horse racing scrape in the 1890's in Germany.
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The Clay county fair in Spencer has a building that houses a large model train exhibit. If you can find someone who belongs to a model train group you will be surprised how interested they are in full-size trains. Maybe they would be a source of help. The reason I say this is because I belong to a model airplane club and we are talking about digging into a WWII crash site of a B-17 bomber.
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Hope this will help.


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