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Photo of Auto Train Derailment - Florence, SC
Auto Train Derailment - Florence, SC

Seaboard Coast Line
Florence, SC
26 March 1978

Derailment of Auto-Train No. 4 on Seaboard Coast Line Railroad

AutoTrain Buffet / Movie Car #596

According to the NTSB records: Derailment of Auto Train No. 4 on Seaboard Coast Line Railroad occured on February 24, 1978 at 2:10 am was due to a seperated axle on the locomotive due to an undetected internal defect. 24 of the 503 passengers were injured and 19 cars and the locomotive were derailed

camera: Pentax Spotmatic
lens: 50mm f1.4
film: Ektachrome ISO 100
scanner: HP Photosmart 3210
scanning resolution: 150 dpi
digital enhancing: none

Photographed by Stanley Goldstein, March 26, 1978.
Added to the photo archive by Philip M. Goldstein, September 10, 2008.
Railroad: Auto Train.

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