Yampai, AZ Train Wreck, Mar 1928

FAST TRAIN IS WRECKED; 3 DIE

'THE SCOUT,' DUE IN AMARILLO TONIGHT, CRASHES IN ARIZONA

(By The Associated Press)
LOS ANGELES, March 14. -- Three persons were killed, one seriously injured and several others shaken up and bruised late last night when No. 10 Santa Fe passenger train, the scout, was derailed at Yampai, Ariz.
The engineer, TOM COLE, and Fireman BAILEY, both of Needles, Calif., and a mail clerk named DAUGHERTY, were dead. Another mail clerk was seriously injured.
The engine, baggage and mail cars went clear of the tracks and turned on their sides. The coach, chair cars and three sleepers left the rails, but did not turn over.
The train a tourist passenger bound for Chicago, left here yesterday morning at 8:30. It crashed at 11:10 o'clock last night.

Santa Fe train No. 10 is one of the system's fast through trains from Los Angeles to Chicago and is due into Amarillo at 1:10 a. m. The train left Los Angeles at 8:30 o'clock Tuesday morning and was to have been due in Amarillo at 1:10 o'clock Thursday morning. The Amarillo general offices have received no reports in detail, as that particular division reports direct to Topeka, Kansas.

The Amarillo Globe Texas 1928-03-14

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Fireman Bailey

Fireman John Gordon Bailey who died in this wreck was my grandfather. If there is anyone who reads this knows anymore about it, please contact me at jwd@jwdaly.com
Thank you.

Yampai, Az Train wreck of Mar 1928

My Grandfather was "Fireman Bailey".
Is there any more data on this wreck, pictures, location, etc.