Yellowbanks, MN Train Goes Down the Embankment into River, Feb 1909


Fifteen Passengers Injured in Minnesota Wreck When Milwaukee Train Jumps the Track

Bushford, Minn., Feb. 2. -- A westbound train on the Southern Minnesota division of the Chicago, Milwaukee and St. Paul railroad jumped the track at Yellowbanks, three miles from this city, on a curve and was wrecked.  The first engine held to the rails, but the second engine, baggage, mail and smoking cars went down the embankment into Root river, where the water is four to five feet deep.  The day coach left the rails, but did not go into the river.  The accident was due to spreading rails.  There were about thirty passengers on board and while no lives were lost about fifteen persons were injured.  One of the injured was Conductor Kingsley who was badly cut about the head.

Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen, SD 2 Feb 1909