[Viewing the partially submerged Illinois Central engine]

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Title

[Viewing the partially submerged Illinois Central engine]

Creator

Loemker, Herman J., 1868-1937

Description

A woman and man are seated on the side of a partially submerged steam engine that has tipped over into waters of the Mississippi that have covered tracks near the Dubuque water front. Another woman is standing on the tracks. The engine overturned on April 14, 1916 due to high water that eroded the track bed. Five crewmen escaped injury by jumping off the locomotive. The number “2” on the front of the engine is visible near the water line. The number 1342-b is written on a label that has been stuck to the lower left corner of the slide.

Subject

Steam engines
Railroads
Dubuque (Iowa) -- Pictorial works
Herman J. Loemker Collection
Lantern slides

Source

The Center for Dubuque History, Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001

Format

Digital image captured using a Microtek ScanMaker 8700 with transparent media adapter. TIFF file created from a glass lantern slide scanned in 16 - bit grey scale at 1200 ppi.

Rights

Contact The Center for Dubuque History at Loras College, 1450 Alta Vista Street, Dubuque, Iowa 52001 or call (563) 588-7100 © 2015 LORAS COLLEGE

Relation

Herman J. Loemker Collection

Type

Still image

Date

1916

Identifier

LO 022

Publisher

This record is part of the Herman J. Loemker Collection held by The Center for Dubuque History, Loras College, Dubuque, Iowa.

Coverage

Dubuque, Iowa

References

This image was displayed in the "Rev. H. J. Loemker: Views of Dubuque" display at the Roshek Building in Dubuque, July - November, 2016.

Citation

Loemker, Herman J., 1868-1937, “[Viewing the partially submerged Illinois Central engine],” Loras College Digital Collections, accessed July 19, 2024, https://digitalcollections.loras.edu/items/show/5430.