PHOTOS: 1974 Norfolk 1974 Norfolk & Western Railway Co. Explosion 1 On July 19, 1974 Decatur was rocked by an explosion in the Norfolk & Western Railway Co. switching yards. The blast decimated surrounding residential areas of the city’s far east side. Seven railroad employees died and over 100 people were injured. To see a gallery of images related to the blast go to www/herald-review.com/gallery
Nelson Park bathhouse 1960: The bathhouse in Nelson Park was built during The Great Depression by WPA workers. (H file photo)
Decatur, IL Trainspotting Decatur, IL: Looking down the tracks from the old Wabash Depot. Here's a BNSF/NS train and a CSX. Off in the distance, to the right, is the A.E. Staley building (now Tate & Lyle).