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Artist Healy, Stan
Artist 2 Capehart, Lucy
Role Artist 2 Printer
Nationality or Tribal Affiliation American
Title Train Wreck Near Evaro
Type of Object Print, Photographic
Date 1962/2003
Medium gelatin silver print
Edition 50/100
Dimensions H-24.9 W-25.1 cm
Dimension Details Above is image size. Paper: 35.4 x 27.7 cm. Mat: 50.5 x 40.8 cm.
Collection Missoula Art Museum Collection
How acquired Donated by Timothy B. Gordon, 2005
Object ID 2005.13.37
Statement about this object On June 12, 1962, the Northern Pacific North Coast Limited train derailed near Evaro, Montana, 15 miles northwest of Missoula. Fifteen of the 17 cars crashed down a steep 100-foot embankment, injuring 219 of 350 passengers. A two-year-old girl, Terese Ann Dooms of Eklaka, Montana, died. The Colorado Greely Daily Tribune reported that her death was the first involving a passenger in 62 years of operating the Seattle-Chicago line. According to the Chicago Daily Tribune of July 13, 1962, "blood tests indicated the engineer [Elden Lynn of Missoula] was under the influence of alcohol when he took command of the train.... The luxury steamliner was traveling 87 to 89 miles per hour when it jumped the tracks" in an area with a 30-mile-per-hour limit.
Classification Documentaries
Subjects Accidents
Aid (Relief)
News photography
Search Terms Evaro, Montana
Northern Pacific Railway