Owner: Chicago Rock Island & Pacific
Model:EMD E8ABuilt As:CRIP 651 (E8A)
Serial Number:15198Order No:2047
Frame Number:2047-A2Built:3/1952
Notes:blt 3/52 on EMD Order 2047A
Other locos with this serial:  CRIP 651(E8A)
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Picture 10, CB&Q/CRI&P Wreck
Title:  Picture 10, CB&Q/CRI&P Wreck
Photo Date:  9/28/1964  Upload Date: 6/15/2007 10:00:22 PM
Location:  Montgomery, IL
Author:  Marty Bernard
Locomotives:  CRIP 651(E8A)
Views:  3130   Comments: 1
CRI&P E8 651
Title:  CRI&P E8 651
Description:  CRI&P E8 651, Eola, Illinois, October 11, 1964, photo by Chuck Zeiler. This locomotive was built in March 1952 (c/n 15198) on EMD Order 2047A. See this address for a full report on this accident: http://railfan44.blogspot.com/2014/01/major-passenger-train-wreck-montgomery.html . Briefly, this was the second of six Rock Island locomotives (656, 651, 633, 750, 638 and 636) in a combined train (#'s 4 and 10) that was re-routed over the CB&Q because of a faulty bridge in the Rock Island's track. It was holding at Montgomery, Illinois, waiting for CB&Q's Train #3 to clear the interlocking, but #3 was routed by mistake into the standing Rock Island train, hitting it at approximately 52 mph, destroying both lead locomotives and killing four people.
Photo Date:  10/14/1964  Upload Date: 10/8/2009 12:23:15 PM
Location:  Eola, IL
Author:  Chuck Zeiler
Categories:  Roster,Wreck
Locomotives:  CRIP 651(E8A)
Views:  952   Comments: 3

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