[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0962]

Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Train turned death car into twisted metal. An Oklahoma City man was killed Friday night when a passenger train hit his car near NW 92 and Western. Lee Bougdon Cocklin, 75, of 1125 NW 92, was killed when his late model car was hit by a north-bound Santa Fe Railway train, police said. Cocklin was traveling west when he was hit by a northbound Texas Chief, which was making its first trip through Oklahoma since the short-lived rail strike. E.O. Chaddock, superintendent of the Santa Fe downtown depot at its normally scheduled time, 5:40 p.m. and that flashers were in operation when the train approached the intersection. The south-bound Chief had been held up in Chicago due to the Thursday strike. Lt. O.W. Ardry, traffic division, said Cocklin was dead on arrival at Baptist Memorial Hospital from internal injuries he received."

Creator(s): Pate, Dave
Location(s): United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Creation Date: December 11, 1970
Collection(s):
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Usage:
Total Uses: 7
Past 30 days: 0
Yesterday: 0
Creator (Photographer):
Date(s):
  • Creation: December 11, 1970
Coverage:
Place
United States - Oklahoma - Oklahoma County - Oklahoma City
Era
Into Modern Times, 1939-Present
Date
December 11, 1970
Description:

Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Train turned death car into twisted metal. An Oklahoma City man was killed Friday night when a passenger train hit his car near NW 92 and Western. Lee Bougdon Cocklin, 75, of 1125 NW 92, was killed when his late model car was hit by a north-bound Santa Fe Railway train, police said. Cocklin was traveling west when he was hit by a northbound Texas Chief, which was making its first trip through Oklahoma since the short-lived rail strike. E.O. Chaddock, superintendent of the Santa Fe downtown depot at its normally scheduled time, 5:40 p.m. and that flashers were in operation when the train approached the intersection. The south-bound Chief had been held up in Chicago due to the Thursday strike. Lt. O.W. Ardry, traffic division, said Cocklin was dead on arrival at Baptist Memorial Hospital from internal injuries he received."

Note:

PublishDate: 12-12-1970 Oklahoman

Physical Description:

1 photograph

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Keyword(s): Accidents | Auto | Train | 1970 | newspaper photographs
Contributor(s):
Added Title: Train Turned Death Car Into Twisted Metal.
Partner:
Oklahoma Historical Society
Collection:
Oklahoma Publishing Company Photography Collection
Identifier:
  • LOCAL-CONT-NO: 2012.201.B0052.0962
  • ARK: ark:/67531/metadc198725
Resource Type: Photograph
Format: Image