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Photograph of postcard of wreck of the Delaware and Hudson train

Description:

Wreckage of a Delaware & Hudson railway train shown on a photographic postcard. The Railway Post Office car is on its side between the baggage and passenger cars. The wreck of this southbound Delaware & Hudson train occurred on September 3, 1908 when it left the tracks east of Sidney, New York. The fireman and engineer were injured as the engine, tender and mail car went down the bank. The Railway Mail Service clerks were not seriously injured in the accident.

National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection

Photographer: Phelps

Date:
September 4, 1908
Medium:
paper; photo-emulsion
Dimensions:
Height x Width (unframed): 4 x 6 in. (10.16 x 15.24 cm)
Museum ID:
A.2009-48
Place:
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Place:
New York
Credits:
National Postal Museum, Curatorial Photographic Collection
Photographer: Phelps

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