Robinson, KY Train Collision, July 1887

FATAL COLLISION.

TWO TRAINS MEET AT A CURVE -- TRAIN MEN KILLED OR HURT.

Cynthiana, Ky., July 14. -- A bad collision occurred yesterday forenoon. The passenger train was rounding a short curve a half mile south of Robinson, Harrison County, when struck by the engine of the construction train.
Engineer JOE PAUL, of the train was killed.
Fireman CHARLES SIDES, was severely cut about the head, but his injuries are not serious.
Engineer ED PIERCE, fireman ED MORRIS, baggageman DOYLE and conductor FARMER, were badly shaken up and bruised. The passengers were considerably shaken up, but none injured. The engines were telescoped together and are a total wreck.
Engineer PAUL, was a single man, residing at Covington, Ky., and was found on his engine with his hand grasping the ever in the act of reversing the engine. A train was made up at Paris and sent after the passengers.

Laurens Sun Iowa 1887-07-21