Video Surfaces of 1930s TP&W Train Roll Through A Small Illinois Town
These videos are rare but when they surface they are so amazing to watch.
In the video, you can see a train from either the 1930s or 1940s in Washington, Illinois and it is so cool to watch. The black and white video records the entire train driving through the town of Washington and you just have to mage what it was like back then to see a train like that come through. watching the video in 2021 is pretty amazing, I can't imagine what it was like back then.
TP&W stands for The Toledo, Peoria and Western Railway which is a short line railroad (still in operation today) with over 240 miles of track. Their headquarters are in East Peoria, Illinois, and has been in operation since 1863. There was a TP&W passenger train that was involved in the Great Chatsworth Train Wreck in Chatsworth, Illinois in 1887. The crash has been considered the second deadliest U.S. rail accident in the 19th century.
I am not a big train person, but there's nothing like watching a black & white video of a 193.0s train roll through a small Illinois town.
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