Healy Roundhouse Fire
Saturday, May 10, 1952

From Bernadine Prince's book, the Alaska Railroad, "The 250 by 50-foot roundhouse at Healy was destroyed by fire on May 10, 1952. Lost in the early morning blaze were two diesel locomotives, a large crane, and a railroad ambulance, in addition to tools and other equipment. Alaska Railroad worker Al Wolk was injured when he attempted to save the ambulance, and suffered burns about the face and hands."

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Engine #1016 #1016(left), #1015(right)    

Photos courtesy of retired Alaska Railroad Trainmaster James Sava

Read James Sava's story Healy Roundhouse Fire



Photos courtesy of retired Alaska Railroad General Yardmaster Don Prince