The Michigan train wreck was the worst rail disaster in both North Dakota and Great Northern Railway history. It happened on August 9, 1945, at Michigan, North Dakota, and involved Great Northern's premier train, the Empire Builder .https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Michigan_train_wreck
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The Michigan train wreck was the worst rail disaster in both North Dakota and Great Northern Railway history. It happened on August 9, 1945, at Michigan, North Dakota, and involved Great Northern's premier train, the Empire Builder .
- Failure to protect lead train
- August 9, 1945, 7.22 p.m.
- Michigan City, North Dakota
Michigan 1945 Train Wreck The worst rail disaster in North Dakota history happened at 7:20 p.m. on August 9th in 1945 at Michigan The first section of a Great Northern passenger train had to make an emergency stop, and the engine of section-two plowed into it from behind. The two Empire Builders were traveling to the West Coast as a pair.
DAKOTA RAILROAD WRECK. Michigan, N. D., Aug. 10 (UP) -- Twenty bodies were removed today from the crumpled observation car of the Great Northern railway's Empire Builder. Officials estimated the death toll would be between 25 and 40. A spokesman for the railroad said that a majority of the dead were servicemen.
Train Wreck of 1945; Photos from the 1945 Michigan Arena; ... Official website of Michigan, North Dakota. 113 Broadway N., Michigan, ND 58259. Tel: (701) 259-2553 Fax ...
North Dakota's Worst Rail Disaster. 34 people died when their train car was crushed by another train on August 9, 1945, just west of the town of Michigan. A monument was dedicated in July 2012, only a few hundred feet from the crash site. The front of the monument lists the names of the people who were killed.
- 117 1st St. W., Michigan, ND
North Dakota Train Wrecks and Accidents. Bartlett, ND Great Northern Train Wreck, Apr 1907. Bartlett, ND Wrecked Train Burns, Apr 1907. Berthold, ND Train And Bus Collision, Dec 1915. Cathay, ND Soo Line Train Wreck, Aug 1909. Doyon, ND Limited Train Wreck, Nov 1906. Drake, ND Train Wreck, Dec 1909.
Train Wreck of 1945; Photos from the 1945 Michigan Arena; Reflections of Michigan; White Cloud; Memory Photos. Michigan Bulldogs; Class Reunion Information; 125th Anniversary - 2008. Pictures of Michigan's 125th Celebration
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Mar 20, 2018 · The wreck shook the town of Michigan, but they were quick to spring into action to help in any way that they could. This story made national headlines and was a terribly sad and unfortunate tragedy. Today there is a memorial in Michigan, ND for those who lost their lives in that terrible accident, which continues to be the worst rail disaster in North Dakota and one of the worst in the US.