Lyons, CO Quarry Train Wreck, Aug 1890

A RUNAWAY TRAIN.

IT IS REDUCED TO DEBRIS AND EIGHT MEN KILLED AND INJURED.

Denver, Colo., Aug. 23. -- In an accident at Lyons yesterday afternoon on the Denver, Utah and Pacific road, three men were killed and five injured.
The accident occurred on a steep grade in a stone quarry. A stone train of seven cars had just started down the grade when the engineer lost control of the train, and it dashed down the grade until the dump was reached, when it was piled into a mass of debris.
Those killed were:
Engineer NORTON.
______ FERGUSON, a car repairer.
L. R. GURKEN, a car repairer.
Those injured (perhaps fatally) are:
JAMES CONSIDINE, the conductor.
J. R. STRAYER, brakeman.
JAMES MITCHELL, fireman.

Evening Gazette Sterling Illinois 1890-08-23