Derailment in Bushnell Late 50's : LUSENET : ACL and SAL Railroads Historical Society : One Thread

Does anyone know about the details of a freight derailment right in Bushnell, FL that occured in the late 50's? Remember going there with my parents, my aunt had a packing house there and they were checking the cars for salvagable produce. I'm not an expert on railroads, just have a lot of interest in the ACL and SAL. My grandparents lived in Oxford, FL, just north of Wildwood and fondly remember my visits to the rail yards. Thanks, Al

-- Al Fitzgerald (, January 18, 2002


Must have been two of them near the same spot.My wife was with me and I did not get married until late 1962.Somewhere I have some pictures. One of the pictures is of a wrung journal.

-- Joseph Oates (, March 13, 2002.

According to the account in the local paper, the derailment happened in Dec. '57 and was caused by a wrung journal. The train consisted of about 40 cars. The locals attempted to flag the engineer before the derailment. Tomatos were spread throughout Bushnell

-- Harry Bundy (, March 13, 2002.

Don't know about one in the 50's,but I was at one in the early 60's.

-- J.Oates (, January 18, 2002.

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