Cherry Coal Mine Disaster


Cherry Mine Disaster Story
Story of Disaster by Steve Stout
The Fatal Day
Story in a Nutshell
Mine Site photos
Description of Cherry Mine
James Cherry
page two mine pics
Page Three Mine Pics
Page four Mine photos
Page Five Mine Photos
Page Six Mine Photos
Page Seven Mine Photos
Page Eight Mine Photos
Page Nine Mine Photos
Bell Signals etc.
Page Ten Mine photos
New Mine photos
Aerial Views
Cherry Mine Artifacts
Sunday Morning Crowds
Cherry Mine Model
Model Pics Set Two
Twelve Heroes Story
John Flood: Hero
Alex Norberg (Hero)
Read about Eight-Day Men
John Thomas Brown
George Eddy
Which Story Deserves Movie?
The Memorial and More
Miners Tombstones
Cherry Depot
Soldier Trains and more
Morgue Tent
Names of Victims
Names of Victims section two
Coal Mining Words
Map Diagrams
No Respect For History
The Day the Tipple Fell
Farewell letters
Sam Howard's Letter
More on the Subject
"Oneness" Press release
TRAPPED: Karen Tintori's new book
Ray Tutaj Model Projects
Last Days of The Milwaukee Road
Milwaukee Road Car
St. Paul Coal Mine Office
Remembering the disaster.
100th Anniversary/Car Show
100th Anniversary Photos
100th Anniversary photos by Candy Brown
100th Anniversary pics from Karen Tintori
We need Your Help (1909 song)
Cherry Word Puzzle
Favorite Links
About me
Tour of Mine Site
Contact Me
100th Anniversary Documentary Available and More!
Cherry Mine Disaster Historical Society
T-Shirts, Sweatshirts etc.(100th anniv.)
Train Photo CDs Available
Train Video DVD's Available
Train -e-books NEW!
Workers Compensation
Cherry MIne Enthusiasts Remembered
How You Can Help

MODEL RAILROADING magazine featured the model of the Cherry Mine built by Ray Tutaj Jr.  The whole article with photos are in two issues as seen here below!  Available at the Cherry IL. Library, the Mendota IL. Railroad Museum or through MODELRAILROADING magazine online. (see link at bottom of this page)

Part one Includes the history of the Cherry Mine disaster with some model pics.

The Dec 00/Jan01 issue seen here above has many historic black and white photographs from the Cherry Mine Disaster.  It also contains the story of the tragedy and how it all happened.  There are dramatic pictures of the model of the mine within the pages also.
A must have for anyone interested in The Cherry Mine Disaster.

Model Railroading Jan/Feb 2001 issue
More exclusive pics of the Model of the Cherry Mine.

Click here to purchase Part one and two of the St.Paul mine in Cherry, Model Railroading mags!

Inside the Jan/Feb 01 issue you will find numerous pictures of the model and produced in great quality.  The story behind how these photos were produced and the fine people who helped make this project possible.
These will be available at the library in Novemeber 09 or you can get one right away by sending me an email at
Now that only a handful of books are left, the publisher has decided to create digital books of the Cherry Mine Story plus two of the other models i built. These are on CD and in PDF file format. Read below for more info.

New! Available starting Aug 11th 2009
Three of my Articles on one CD

Contact publisher info here.

Click here to buy the digital book containing the Cherry coal mine model layout plus the Mendota and LaSalle models. "A Little Illinois History"

Front and Back Cover above.