Lake Maxinkuckee Its Intrigue History & Genealogy Culver, Marshall, Indiana

rain Wreck March 1958 Culver , Indiana T  

Here are pictures of the train wreck of March 1958 in the Culver Town Park of the Pennsylvania Freight train. Cars of coal derailed.

1958 - March 5 - Culver ’s worst train wreck in many years occurred Monday morning when 14 gondola freight cars loaded stoker coal piled up along the right-of-way near the Pennsylvania station which adjoins the Town Park…

ABout 950 tons of coal intedned for the Indiana and Michigan Electric Company at SOuth Bend were dumped into the area and Union Twp., trustee Glen S. Tibbetts said he planned to bid on the coal for school usage. Police Chief DOn Mikesell was on the scene before 7 a.m. Momnday to handle the huge crowds that gathered and the res ultant traffic jan. A brkoen rail may have been the cause of 14 of the 67 cars on the train jumping the tracks.

They only memory I have of this is that the park area was of limited use for quit a while and possibly into summer.

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