Delmar, DE Train Wreck, Feb 1909


Southern Express on the Pennsylvania Railroad in Collision.

Crashed Into Two Locomotives on the Delaware Division - Famous Educated Horse Killed.

Wilmington, Del. -- Seven men were killed or burned to death in a head-on collision between an express train and two locomotives on the Delaware Division on the Pennsylvania Railroad at Delmar, 100 miles south of this city. Two passengers were injured.

The dead are:
OLIVER PERRY, Adams Express messenger; Philadelphia.
J. D. McCREADY, baggage master; Wilmington, Del.
GEORGE DAVIS, engineer; Seaford, Del.
W. T. COCKRAN, mail clerk; Philadelphia.
J. W. WOOD, mail clerk; Wilmington.
R. M. DAVIS, mail clerk; Philadelphia.
CHARLES WILHELM, mail weighman; Newcastle, Del.

The injured:
MISS ASHANSOPILOS, Memphis, Tenn.; shoulder bruised.
LEWIS BROCKWAY, in charge of the pony of "The Princess Trixie" company; internal injuries; taken to hospital at Salisbury, Md.
PRINCESS TRIXIE, the educated horse, was burned to death. She had been exhibited at Keith's Theatre, Philadelphia, for the past two weeks, and was being taken to Norfolk to fulfil [sic] an engagement.

The horse was twenty years old and had been shown all over the world by her owner, W. HARRISON BARNES.

The Cranbury Press New Jersey 1909-02-26