Historical Images of Porter County



NYC Railroad Switch Tower & Michigan Central Locomotive
Porter, Indiana


Date: Circa 1910
Source Type: Photograph
Publisher, Printer, Photographer: E. G. Atkins
Postmark: None
Collection: Steven R. Shook
Remark: This photograph, taken facing southwest, shows a locomotive traveling northeast on the Michigan Central Railroad tracks and crossing the New York Central Railroad's tracks. A major railroad wreck took place at this location on February 27, 1921, that resulted in 37 deaths and more than 100 injuries. The wreck was the consequence of a Michigan Central passenger train plowing through the middle of New York Central passenger train.

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