Keechelus train wreck photograph collection, August 12, 1912  PDF

Overview of the Collection

Photographer
Holzman, A.J.M
Title
Keechelus train wreck photograph collection
Dates
August 12, 1912 (inclusive)
Quantity
14 photographs (1 folder) ; sizes vary
Collection Number
PH1377
Summary
Photographs of a train wreck in Keechelus, Washington which killed five people in 1912.
Repository
University of Washington Libraries, Special Collections
Special Collections
University of Washington Libraries
Box 352900
Seattle, WA
98195-2900
Telephone: 206-543-1929
Fax: 206-543-1931
speccoll@uw.edu
Access Restrictions

Entire collection can be viewed on the Libraries’ Digital Collections website. Permission of Visual Materials Curator required to view originals. Contact Special Collections for more information.

Languages
English


Historical BackgroundReturn to Top

On August 12, 1912, a wreck involving the train the Olympian occurred in Keechelus, Washington which killed five people: four crewmen--engineers H. Townsend and Henry Nobel; two firemen, Thimbel and H. Spencer; and a woman passenger, Mrs. Simon Jurich. The train, drawn by two locomotives, was approaching the summit of the Cascade Mountains when the forward engine was derailed on a bridge over a small stream. The pounding of the wheels over the ties broke down the bridge and both engines, the mail car and the baggage car fell into the creek.

Content DescriptionReturn to Top

Photographs of the wreck of the train the Olympian in Keechelus, Washington from 1912. Most of the photographs were made by A.J.M. Holzman of North Bend, Washington.

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Restrictions on Use

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Administrative InformationReturn to Top


Detailed Description of the CollectionReturn to Top

 

Container(s) Description Dates
Folder item
1 1  Derailed Olympian train on its side with crane overhead
A.J.M. Holzman, North Bend, WA (photographer)
August 12, 1912
1 2  Derailed train Olympian being pulled by cranes
A.J.M. Holzman, North Bend, WA (photographer)
circa August 12, 1912
1 3  Collapsed wooden railroad bridge with derailed Olympian train cars
A.J.M. Holzman, North Bend, WA (photographer)
Printed on photo: Wreck of Olympian near Keechelus 8/12.12. C.M. & P.S.Ry. showing durability of Steel Cars
August 12, 1912
1 4  Derailed Olympian train cars lying on the ground
A.J.M. Holzman, North Bend, WA (photographer)
circa August 12, 1912
1 5  Collapsed wooden bridge with derailed Olympian train cars on left and right sides
A.J.M. Holzman, North Bend, WA (photographer)
August 12, 1912
1 6  Derailed Olympian train cars in wreckage with wheels exposed
A.J.M. Holzman, North Bend, WA (photographer)
Printed on photo: WRECK of OLYMPIAN near Keechelus 8/12.12. C.M. & P.S.Ry. showing durability of Steel Cars
August 12, 1912
1 7  Collapsed wooden bridge with derailed Olympian train cars on right side
A.J.M. Holzman, North Bend, WA (photographer)
Printed on photo: WRECK of OLYMPIAN near Keechelus 8/12.12. C.M. & P.S.Ry. showing durability of Steel Cars
August 12, 1912
1 8  Derailed Olympian train cars lying on ground between collapsed bridge
A.J.M. Holzman, North Bend, WA (photographer)
Printed on photo: WRECK of OLYMPIAN near Keechelus 8/12.12. C.M. & P.S.Ry. showing durability of Steel Cars
August 12, 1912
1 9  Workers gathered around edge of collapsed bridge
A.J.M. Holzman, North Bend, WA (photographer)
Printed on photo: WRECK of OLYMPIAN near Keechelus 8/12.12. C.M. & P.S.Ry. showing durability of Steel Cars
August 12, 1912
1 10  Workers atop derailed Olympian train car lying on its side
A.J.M. Holzman, North Bend, WA (photographer)
August 12, 1912
1 11  Derailed Olympian train car 3013
A.J.M. Holzman, North Bend, WA (photographer)
August 12, 1912
1 12  Men standing atop upside down Olympian train car
A.J.M. Holzman, North Bend, WA (photographer)
Printed on photo: WRECK of OLYMPIAN near Keechelus 8/12.12. C.M. & P.S.Ry. showing durability of Steel Cars
August 12, 1912
1 13  Front view of collapsed railroad bridge with crane at the top (Pautzke 4)
Pautzke, Ellensburg, WA (photographer)
August 12, 1912
1 14  Workers atop Olympian train car lying on its side (Pautzke 5)
Pautzke, Ellensburg, WA (photographer)
August 12, 1912

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Olympian (Express train)--Photographs
  • Railroad accidents--Washington (State)--Keechelus Lake--Photographs
  • Railroad bridges--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Railroads--Washington (State)--Photographs
  • Personal Names :
  • Holzman, A.J.M.--Archives
  • Form or Genre Terms :
  • Photographs

Names and SubjectsReturn to Top

  • Subject Terms :
  • Visual Materials Collections (University of Washington)