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The Wreck of the Old '97

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The Old '97 was the famous wreck near Danville, Virginia and the North Carolina state line in 1903. It was the fastest train on the Southern Line but she was forty-five minutes late and lost control trying to pick up speed. The wreck was immortalized in a ballad, and the engine that pulled the Old '97 is still in on the Marion to Rock Hill branch of the Southern Railway.
The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 4 Issue 43, Mar 1937, p1, 18, 22, f