B&O at Beardstown Editors Pick!        
B&O M-2 Class locomotive No. 1422 leads passenger train through flood waters just outside Beardstown, Illinois. during the 1926 flood.
Date: 10/1/1926 Location: Beardstown, IL   Map Show Beardstown on a rail map Views: 1711 Collection Of:   Leigh Morris
Locomotives: BO 1422(4-4-0)    Author:  Leigh Morris
B&O at Beardstown
Picture Categories: Steam,Passenger,Action This picture is part of album:  Baltimore & Ohio
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Name Type Comments Date
Wendy Crim General Amazing shots! Thank you. 12/31/2010 7:02:57 PM
Fred Stuckmann General I agree with Wendy. 12/31/2010 9:21:38 PM
G Gerard General I guess the motorcar did not go to check the tracks ahead, great shot! 1/21/2011 5:31:22 PM
Bradley Bates General Good shot! 2/3/2011 3:34:59 PM
Ted Krug General Amazing! What a shot! 2/3/2011 5:49:24 PM
Trey Kunz General Incredible! I grew up in Springfield and my grandfather described the 1926 flood! 2/3/2011 8:07:58 PM
Brian Binkley General Reason number 247 why steam is better than diesel-electric: You'll never see an EMD make it through flood waters. 2/4/2011 4:00:47 PM
Chris S General A truly remarkable image! 2/5/2011 12:06:26 AM
Danny Robie General Just hoping that track is still intact beneath the water. This is a truly incredible image. 2/8/2011 10:09:48 AM
Bernie Feltman General Amazingly graphic photo - never have seen anything like this 2/9/2011 10:14:16 PM
John Danielson General Can't be late, can't be late!! Unbelievable photo!! 2/11/2011 12:21:10 AM
David Abeles General I've heard this happened, but had never before seen an action photo of steam in a flood like that. Wow! 2/14/2011 3:25:53 PM
Zachary Walters General Awsome Shot I use to live near the southern part of this line. Thanks for Posting. 2/17/2011 3:58:48 PM
James West General What are those 2 fools doing on the cowcatcher? 3/7/2011 6:28:38 PM
Eugene Cain General They had a lot of Guts!!!!! Is the line still there today??? 4/5/2011 7:39:35 PM
Tony Fritz General Eugene - This line was removed in 1980. The line ran between Beardstown and Springfield. 3/28/2012 10:49:45 PM

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