Saturday, September 23, 2017
Near Bad Accident With Train in 1917
From the August 26, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
1917, 100 Years Ago.
"H. Bannister of Sycamore Road, driving his Buick yesterday afternoon onto tracks at Fourth Street in DeKalb, had the narrowest of escapes from being struck by a train. He backed off the track at the sound of the engine but for some reason the auto balked and stood stock still so close to the passing train that rthe yellow paint on the railroad coaches was scraped off onto his front tires.
"Spectators of the incident held their breaths while the long train rolled past almost atop the auto and its driver."
And, those trains fly through DeKalb still.
Real Close Call. --RoadDog