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In Atlanta or in Hell (GA): The Camp Creek Train Crash of 1900 Jeffery C. Wells

In Atlanta or in Hell (GA): The Camp Creek Train Crash of 1900

Jeffery C. Wells

Published February 13th 2012
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96 pages
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On June 23, 1900, the Southern Railroad Companys Engine #7 and its passengers were greeted by a tremendous storm en route to Atlanta, Georgia. Stalled for some time in nearby McDonough, travelers grew impatient as rain pelted the roof and windMoreOn June 23, 1900, the Southern Railroad Companys Engine #7 and its passengers were greeted by a tremendous storm en route to Atlanta, Georgia. Stalled for some time in nearby McDonough, travelers grew impatient as rain pelted the roof and wind buffeted the cars. When finally given the go-ahead, their resulting joy was short-lived: the locomotive soon reached Camp Creek- and disaster. After weeks of constant showers, the swollen creek had eroded the bridge supports. Under the trains weight, the bridge collapsed, and all but nine perished in either the fiery fall or watery depths. With the help of local newspapers and eyewitness accounts, Georgia historian and professor Jeffery C. Wells recounts this tragic tale.