Photos came from the collection of Otto Melton, courtesy of Dora Shirk, his granddaughter. Otto worked in the Wenatchee roundhouse for years.
March 7, 1943
Thanks to Darrin Nelson for helping pin down the date of this wreck. See his fine blog, covering the Mansfield Branch, at http://ndarrin97.blogspot.com/.
Newspaper article courtesy of the "Spokesman Review."
March 9, 1943
I don't remember how many pictures we let you copy, but they came from the collection of the late Otto Melton....Dora's grandfather....who worked in the Wenatchee roundhouse for wears.
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