When the Gong Rings A Fire History of Charleston, Illinois
 
FIRE LOG 1952

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***Index to other 1950's Pages:  70, 71, 72, 73, 74a, 74b, 75, 76, 77, 79, 80, 81, 82, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87, 88, 89, 90, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101. 102, 103


78.                                                         Dudley Express Box Car Fire


Charleston Firemen Called to Baggage Car Fire, April 26, 1952


  
In this fire at 10:30 P.M. on a Friday, the firemen were called to nearby Dudley to assist in putting out a fire on a baggage car on the New York Central Railroad.  Also at the scene was a fire truck from Paris, Illinois.  The care would be a total loss. 
 I can remember that firemen helping were given several new white shirts by officials of the railroad.