Chrisman Collection

Harry E. Chrisman, former Liberal author and historian, donated a large collection of his writings, photographs, and other items to Liberal Memorial Library for the purpose of research. This database searches the contents of the Chrisman Collection.


Call No: PC2-C2c

Description: Freight train wreck

Date of origin: 8/13/38

Type: Postcard

Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2

Condition: Good


[front] Wrecked freight train on R.I. RR at Arkalon Bridge – 8-18-38. Engine 5036. Cost $115,000. Wt. 733200 lbs. Power 67000 Drawbar. Booster 70000 lbs. Turtle Studio. 28 [back] Post Card Turtle Studio Kodak Finishing and Gift Shoppe Liberal, Kans. 14 S. Kans. Ave. Correspondence. Address. Place Stamp Here. Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [back note] Oil tankers and box cars were piled up like children’s toys when Engine 5036 (cost $115,000; wt. 73,320 lbs) plunged through the bridge on flood-swollen Cimarron River. Turtle Studio, Liberal, Kansas photo. (sentence underlined) 32 (circled) 24 75%

Provenance: private collection – Turtle Studio, Liberal KS

Miscellaneous Info.:

Oil tanker, box car and engine wreck on bridge. Debris and cars in river.

Other Info.:

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Subject: Arkalon bridge, box car – NYC 181306, box cars oil tanker GATX6538 Kodak finishing, Cimarron River, Engine 5036, freight train, Liberal Kansas, oil tanker, Rock Island Railroad, Turtle Studio,