Railroad and Union Music
There is an eclectic mix of Railroad & Union Music out there!
Salem, Ill. (AP) -- A locked wheel that may have been caused by an
electrical failure was blamed today for the flaming derailment Thursday
of the City of New Orleans passenger liner. Eleven persons died and 94
others were injured in the spectacular accident.
The 14-car streamliner was being pulled by four locomotives at better than 90 miles an hour when it left the track two miles north of Salem. There were 224 persons aboard the train, including 18 crewmen. Read more...
Note: There is still an unidentified body buried at East Lawn Cemetery in Salem. It was the inspiration for the Chicago Kingsnakes song below. Unfortunately, they mispronounced Tonti. Locals all pronounce it as "ton teye".