Tuesday, January 16, 2018
A Near Car-Train Crash in DeKalb in 1917
From the November 1, 2017, MidWeek (DeKalb County, Illinois) "Looking Back."
1917, 100 Years Ago.
"Some little excitement was caused at First street crossing of the North Western last night when a Ford car, driven by unknown parties, crashed through the gates, just ahead of the Sterling passenger (train).
"The gates were down, and the bell ringing, and the driver of the car was either in a big hurry or else did not see the gates. Both gates at the crossing were broken in the driver's effort to get away."
Never A Good Idea to Try to Beat a Train Through the Crossing. Especially With How Fast Trains Roar Through DeKalb. --RoadDog