THE GREAT LOCOMOTIVE EXPLOSION:

A SOCIO-HISTORICAL EXAMINATION OF A TRAGEDY

 

BY

FARRELL L. TUCKER

INTRODUCTION

The following is an examination of the circumstances surrounding the great locomotive boiler explosion that occurred at the Southern Pacific Roundhouse in San Antonio, Texas. Particular attention will be paid to the social and political repercussions of the tragedy. The examination will be structured in three sections; the event, the investigation and the aftermath, followed by the author’s conclusions.

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