Monon Indiana, Depot Accident and Dedication

Chicago, Indianapolis & Louisville Railroad President John W. Barriger III poses in front of the limestone depot in Monon, December 31, 1952.



Left: Pictured is the depot above after the engines finished with it. There was one fatality, the engineer Herbert Dickerson. Two girls waiting on the platform were seriously injured as was the Monon's telegrapher, Mahlon Eberhard. No passengers on the train were injured. Right: Another picture of the wreck. At first glance this picture looks backwards, but the engine to the left of the photo is not on the tracks. It has been righted and sits alongside the demolished depot. Image courtsey of Mike Aufderheide.



Left: Another angle of the depot diaster. Pictured is Monon F3A #85A, which was the second locomotive on the southbound. Hulce Martin photo. Right: October 26, 1952. Monon mail-baggage car #317 filling in as the temporary depot in Monon, Indiana. A new brick depot would open in 1953.

From Mahlon Eberhard's Collection



















Joe Kriby Family Photos




Four photos of the aftermath of the accident which destroyed the depot, September 17, 1951. Photos taken by Morris Kirby, used by permission of the Joe Kriby Family.

Special thanks to Joe Aufderheide and his son, Mike, for the pictures which have been added to this page. These pictures were taken in 1951 by Joe.


Left: Wreck picture #1. Right: Wreck picture #2


Left: Wreck picture #3. Right: Wreck picture #4

Left: Wreck picture #5. Right: Wreck picture #6


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