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[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0114]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Purcell firemen and railroad workers spray down an errant switch engine after it was purposely derailed following a 35-mile unmanned run from Oklahoma City."
Date: November 27, 1978
Creator: Reed, Monty
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1028]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma City Times newspaper. Caption: "No serious injuries were reported after this bus loaded with school children overturned today. Nine Children Slightly Hurt School Bus Overturns A school bus carrying some 45 children overturned on the Broadway extension near NW 50 this morning, but none of the children was seriously injured. One child, Vanessa Golden, 9, was taken from the scene by ambulance to Mercy Hospital where she was treated and released. Eight others were sent to Baptist Hospital for checking after they arrived at the Quail Creek school nurses. A spokesman at Baptist said none of the children there appeared to be seriously injured. All were later released. The bus owned by School Bus Transportation Co., was carrying first through fourth grade children from the Dewey school attendance area to Quail Creek, where they are assigned for classes under the Finger plan. A spokesman said the children were picked up in the vicinity of NE 30 and Kelly. The bus operated by Sharon Short, 19-year-old Oklahoma City University student, was northbound on Broadway when the accident occurred. Police quoted a witness as saying the right rear tire on the bus blew out and the vehicle started swerving. It struck the center median."
Date: January 31, 1973
Creator: Argo, Jim
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0972]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A Oklahoma City man was killed near NW 96 and Western this morning when a freight train sliced his pickup truck in two. Virgil D. Russell, 70, of 317 NW 95, was dead on arrival at Baptist Medical Center about 8:15 a.m. Police said the westbound truck pulled onto the Santa Fe tracks and was unable to clear the crossing before the southbound freight hit it."
Date: March 30, 1980
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.0657]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Edmond firefighters work with hydraulic tools to free the driver of a pickup who drove off a bridge on Waterloo, west of Broadway. The truck and its trailer loaded with sheep broke through a wood railing Wednesday afternoon and fell about 35 feet. The driver, Earl Wilbur Howard, 48, Moore, is listed in stable condition in the intensive care unit at Mercy Health Center. Edmond animal control officers assisted in rescue of the sheep."
Date: May 1, 1980
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0595]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Trying to avoid an accident, Moore truck driver Rudy Forrest backed his semi-trailer rig into this ditch at Memorial Road and Santa Fe about 5:30 a.m. Monday."
Date: January 28, 1980
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0099]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "SHADY POINT --- Hurriedly evacuated residents of this tiny LeFlore County town trickled back to their homes Thursday after a chemical laden train slithered off the tracks in pre-dawn darkness and exploded into fire."
Date: October 15, 1976
Creator: McKay, Amon
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0052.1190]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Crews work to replace track uprooted Tuesday when a Frisco freight train derailed at the entrance to the switching yards near SE 15 and I-35. Authorities this morning were still investigating the cause of the accident, which derailed five cars and closed the Frisco mainline into Oklahoma City for more than six hours."
Date: April 8, 1980
Creator: Tullous, Don
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0587]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Traffic creeps past an accident site at I-40 and Byers where a truck carrying oil field explosives crashed into an embankment after a blasting device exploded in the truck bed at 9:20 a.m."
Date: December 21, 1980
Creator: Longstreath, David
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0121]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "No people were injured in the derailment, but a number of new automobiles were casualties in the accident."
Date: February 26, 1979
Creator: Tullous, Don
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0594]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Moore truck driver Rudy Forrest's week began with a jar today when he backed his semi-trailer into a ditch at Memorial Road and Santa Fe about 5:30 a.m."
Date: January 28, 1980
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0051.0984]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "His car flipped over on its top, but Ronald Lee Jones, 30, of Ulysses, Texas, escaped injury this morning in the crash on I-35 at SE 22."
Date: May 7, 1980
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0589]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "The driver of this rig loaded with irrigation pipe escaped serious injury when it tumbled on its side about 1:40 a.m. today at the intersection of I-35 and I-40."
Date: November 13, 1980
Creator: Klock, Roger
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0590]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "This truck became a convertible the hard way Tuesday when its driver tried to pass under a low bridge at NE 23 and Broadway and scraped off the top before reaching the other side."
Date: October 21, 1980
Creator: Tullous, Don
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0097]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Derailed cars litter track after 14 derailed Sunday morning about five miles east of Hydro in Caddo County."
Date: July 19, 1976
Creator: Carter, Randy
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0728]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Mother said there would be days like Sunday, and a truck driver whose rig went to pieces on him while driving through Moore found out she was absolutely right."
Date: March 9, 1980
Creator: Buehner, Jeff
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0053.0123]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Derailed Frisco Railway cars lie battered and crumpled like broken matchsticks just north of Troy in Johnston county after a 40-car train slipped off the tracks Saturday afternoon."
Date: February 26, 1979
Creator: Laughlin, Al
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society