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NOAA Photo Library Image - wea00241

The crack passenger train, "Empire Builder," bound from Seattle to Chicago, was struck by a tornado. The train was traveling nearly 60 miles an hour when struck. Only the 136-ton locomotive remained on the track.

Image ID: wea00241, NOAA's National Weather Service (NWS) Collection
Location: Minnesota, East of Moorhead
Photo Date: 1931 May 27

Category: Monsters/Tornadoes/

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