Atchison, KS Train Wreck, Nov 1879


An accident occurred on the Chicago, Rock Island & Pacific railroad opposite Atchison, Ks., Oct. 27. Engine number 83 started to back down from Dekalb, Mo., to east Atchison, for coal and water. Five persons in cab of engine, N. M. Holmes, Superintendent Bridges, D. D. Adams, telegraph operator H. Mall, brakeman and engineer and fireman. When near the lake about two miles east of the city the engine suddenly jumped the track, turned over in a ditch. The fall threw young Adams under the tank box, and he was instantly killed. Holmes and Mall were dreadfully burned. Both have since died.

The Grand Forks Herald, Grand Forks, ND 6 Nov 1879