Re: B&O Tank Car Explosion


Thank you, Garth. While I can't identify the location, someone with a good eye for B&O perhaps can. A clue - there is a telltale and a tunnel portal visible in the distance. Note the curvature of the tracks and the shape of the cut. Another thought about the car; look at the slope to the right. It appears that either the car fell down the hill or perhaps impacted the hill after being thrown from somewhere, and then came to rest in the base of the cut. Judging from the debris, perhaps it broke through a retaining wall, pushing the timbers and dirt/stone into the cut. Not sure. An interesting mystery!
Ben Sullivan
Brookeville, MD

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