On August 25th, 1917 at 1:15am westbound Soo Line 1007 freight train was nearing Rockford. At that same time an eastbound Soo Line freight train was exiting to the siding. Unfortunately that train was behind schedule and did not fully enter the siding before 1007 smashed into it. The engineer and fireman from 1007 were able to jump before the collision. Both survived and only the fireman was injured with a broken leg. In the background you can see the Rockford train depot. The engine and tender both landed on the depot platform causing damage.