Cherry Coal Mine Disaster

Milwaukee Road Combine Car in Mendota

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

All those interested in the Railroad that served Cherry, now have the wonderful opportunity to visit Mendota to see this beautifully restored Milwaukee Road Combine car. The coal trains traveling to and from Cherry passed through Mendota on these tracks next to the museum. The combination baggage and coach car was originally built in 1938. It has been faithfully restored in the last four years by hardworking volunteers. I am glad to say that I painted the railings, steps and wheel sets (trucks). Railroad history is alive in Mendota!

Milwaukee Road Combine Car built in1938
On permanent display in Mendota IL

Fully restored inside and out by Volunteers!
Located at the Mendota Railroad Museum

Coal trains from Cherry used these tracks!
Come visit a grand piece of Milwaukee Road history.

Visit the Mendota Railroad Museum when near Cherry. Only 20 minutes away!

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