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Fulton, IN Train Wreck, Jun 1913

HEAT WRECKS FAST TRAIN.

25 Hurt When Rails Spread Under Chesapeake & Ohio Pullmans.

PERU, Ind., June 28.---The intense heat making the rails spread, is given as the cause of a wreck of the Chesapeake & Ohio road's passenger train No. 6, known as the "Fast Flying Virginian," in which twenty-five persons were injured near Fulton, twenty miles northwest of here, this afternoon. Two pullman cars and a diner turned over, but no one was killed. The engine and the combination baggage and smoking car remained on the track, although the train was making forty miles an hour.

George Gordon, negro chef, of Richmond, Va., was the most severely injured. He was scalded by the overturning of the coffee urn. Among others hurt were Gordon Smith, Charlottesville, Va., collar bone and arm broken; W. E. Bell, Richmond, Ind., back wrenched; Mrs. Bell, face and back bruised; Scott McDonald, Huntington, W. Va., general storekeeper for the road, cut severely by broken glass and bruised; Mrs. McDonald, sprains and minor bruises; Miss Esther McMannis, Shannon City, Iowa, ankle sprained and cut by glass; R. C. Cosby and L. A. Briggs, Chicago newspaper man, cut and bruised, and Paul Phiel, Muncie, Ind., cut about face and head.

The injured persons were removed to Peru hospitals. A special train from here took physicians and nurses to the wreck. It was said in the hospitals to-night that all the patients would recover.

The New York Times, New York, NY 29 Jun 1913

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