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Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 131 (International)
Posted by: Espee99 ()
Date: July 06, 2015 08:00PM

Trainnews - volume 8 - issue 131 (International) - 07/06/15


This day in Railroad History

July 6, 1881
17-year-old Kate Shelley risked her life in a raging storm crawling over the Des Moines River High Bridge to warn the Chicago & Northwestern Railroad about a collapsed bridge that was about to claim a 200 passenger express train. Kate lived near the collapsed bridge over Honey Creek and heard the noise when a freight plunged into the swollen stream. Kate, the daughter of a section foreman, knew the eastbound midnight express would also crash. The intensity of the storm meant she had to crawl across the High Bridge to reach the station to the west where the train could be stopped. The original bridge was replaced in 1900, and then again in 2009. Both bridges were named in honor of Kate Shelley.
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