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"My book is now in its third printing and was nominated for the Non Fiction Prize at the 2011 Library of Virginia's Literary Awards," Aaron said. "And at least two college professors are using my book in their classes."
The famous train wreck occurred when the No. 97 Southern Railway mail train, going too fast, plummeted off a 45-foot trestle in North Danville. Ten people died that day in the accident, including engineer Steve Broady, who has been always been blamed for the wreck for driving too fast to make up for lost time.
Aaron's book treats Broady more kindly.
The wreck also inspired a famous ballad, "The Wreck of the Old 97," which began country music in the U.S. --GoDanRiver.com
Probably the best, most comprehensive collection of interviews I've found. Can be used to discount many of the inaccuracies that have accumulated over the years since September... Read morePublished 7 days ago by A. Hebert