Hobart, IN Train Wreck, Feb 1904


Fort Wayne, Ind., Feb. 20.---Pennsylvania passenger train No. 6 leaving Chicago about midnight was wrecked early today at Hobart, Ind., forty miles east of Chicago, in a head-on collision with a freight train. Charles Strayer, baggage man, of Chicago, was killed and Mail Clerks Bricker, Bowers, Thomas and two passengers, E. G. Weizenberg and C. F. Haverin, and S. A. Lindner, fireman, of Fort Wayne, were all seriously injured. The baggage car and express car were telescoped and a mail car and both locomotives were badly smashed. A relief train was sent from Chicago and the injured were taken to that city.

The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI 20 Feb 1904