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: PC44-C2c

Description: Engine 5036

Date of origin:

Type: Postcard

Size: 3 1/2 x 5 1/2

Condition: Good


[back] Post Card; Correspondence; [Tartto] Studio; Kodak finishing and Gift Shoppe Liberal, Kans 14 S. Kans Ave; AZO; Place Stamp Here; Harry E. Chrisman 10245 W. 14th Ave. Denver, Colo. 80215 [two stamps] 35 (circled in red ink). [note – handwritten] Walter Walker engineer (smeared) ….. Brakeman Holder that went down in this wreck still live in Pratt Walker is [?] Holder is still working Fireman Powell died several years ago, I do not know about the rest of the crew [note – typed, put in seperate sleeve] Back at the yards, she had the appearance of a male Peacock that had shed its tail, when Engine 5036 was resurrected from her watery grave. —- Photos courtesy O.B. Wimmer. (sentence underlined) 35 (circled in red ink) 24 75% [front of post card] Engine 5036 Raised from Cimmeron river after R.I.R.R. Freight wreck. 8-18-38. Weight 733200 Power 67000. Draw Bar booster 70000 LBS. Cost 115,000.00 Yurile Stv —


Miscellaneous Info.:

Picture of a train engine that is beat up. Building behind it and man standing in front of it.

Other Info.: Typed note in seperate sleeve same #.

Related to:

Subject: brakeman holder, Cimarron River, engineer, fireman Powell, O.B. Wimmer, Pratt Kansas, RI RR freight train, train wreck, Walter Walker,