RailPictures.Net Photo: ATSF 213L Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) EMD F7(A) at Hale Center, Texas by Joe McMillan
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» Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe (ATSF) (more..)
» EMD F7(A) (more..)
» Plainview District main line 
» Hale Center, Texas, USA (more..)
» November 29, 1968
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Early on the morning of November 29, 1968, two freight trains collided head on just south of Hale Center, Texas, on the Plainview District. As a result, the 213L broke completely in half just behind the cab (as designed). Late that afternoon, the Amarillo and Slaton derricks (both steam powered at the time) lift the nose portion of the 213L onto a flat car for the trip to Cleburne Shops south of Fort Worth/Dallas. The 213L and the 270C (lead unit on the other train) were both scrapped. Although the trains hit at a combined speed of 40 m.p.h. on a curve, no cars were derailed.
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