Haskell, IN Train Wreck, Apr 1902

Wreck on the Grand Trunk.

The Grand Trunk passenger train which left Chicago at 8:15 Friday night, was wrecked near Haskell, eight miles east of Valparaiso, Ind., as a result of the wind storm during the night. The engineer, Robert Melrose of Battle Creek, Mich., was seriously hurt, and the fireman and mail clerk were badly bruised. None of the passengers was seriously hurt. The wind had blown a box car from a siding over upon the main track. The passenger locomotive crashed into this obstruction and shot off the rails, followed by the baggage and mail cars into the ditch. Engineer Melrose was pinned down by the wreckage, from which it took two hours to release him.

Springfield Republican, Springfield, MA 27 Apr 1902