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The Fire Departments.

According to published newspaper reports of the wreck, several Lake County fire departments responded to the call for assistance from Lowell. These departments all sent fire units and manpower to Lowell that day. It was reported that approximately 150 fire fighters battled the fires caused by the derailment. Many departments remained on the scene the entire day.

Unfortunately, records in 1952 were not kept so meticulously as they are these days, so exact details, times and dates in many instances will not be obtainable. Pictures have disappeared over the years and responding firefighters have passed away.

Editor's Note:

This section will always be under construction. I hope to add more accounts and pictures if that information becomes available.

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Crown Point



Lake Dalecarlia




St. John
Thiery Pictures

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