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By Jeffery C. Wells

On June 23, 1900, the Southern Railroad Company's Engine #7 and its passengers have been greeted by means of a massive hurricane en path to Atlanta, Georgia. Stalled for a while in within reach McDonough, tourists grew impatient as rain pelted the roof and wind buffeted the autos. whilst eventually given the go-ahead, their ensuing pleasure was once short-lived: the locomotive quickly reached Camp Creek--and catastrophe. After weeks of continuing showers, the swollen creek had eroded the bridge helps. lower than the train's weight, the bridge collapsed, and all yet 9 perished in both the fiery fall or watery depths. With assistance from neighborhood newspapers and eyewitness money owed, Georgia historian and professor Jeffery C. Wells recounts this tragic tale.

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