Fort Wayne, IN Train Wreck, Jul 1894

Fort Wayne Passenger Scared.

Grand Rapids passenger train No. 6 was thrown off the track yesterday by a broken brake beam dropping on the track, and the passengers were badly shaken up. The engine tank, baggage car and smoker were derailed. In the latter there were about fifty Fort Wayne passengers. C. M. Hibbard; of Sturgis, had his ankle sprained and is at the Harmon house.

The Fort Wayne Gazette, Fort Wayne, IN 24 Jul 1894

--------

FORT WAYNE, Ind., July 24.---A Grand Rapids and Indiana passenger train, south bound, was wrecked at midnight at La Otto by some one who had driven a stake into a frog. While the engine passed over safely, the tender, smoker and baggage car left the track. Seventy-five Fort Wayne excursions were on the train. The officials of the company say that the people were only bruised.

The News, Frederick, MD 24 Jul 1894