Perryman, MD Freight Train Wreck, Oct 1916

TWO MEN KILLED IN A TRAIN WRECK.

BALTIMORE AND OHIO FREIGHT GOING FAST TAKES A CLOSED SWITCH NEAR PERRYMAN, MD.

(By United Press)
Wilmington, Del., October 23. -- Taking a closed switch at a high rate of speed near Perryman, Md., early this morning a Baltimore and Ohio freight train was derailed and wrecked and Engineer JOHN R. FRANCIS, of Fairfax, Va., and Fireman R. R. RANDALL, of Cockley, Md., were instantly killed.
While the engine and thirteen cars were piled up on the tracks, a light engine crashed into the wreckage injuring Fireman ALGARD, who was removed to a Baltimore hospital.
Traffic was delayed by the wreck until ten o'clock this morning, all trains being switched over the Pennsylvania lines between Bay View and this city.

Chester Times Pennsylvania 1916-10-23