Glendive, MT Train Wreck, Aug 1908

Glendive Wreck Allard MONT Train wreck early 1900's.jpg

NORTH COAST TRAIN DITCHED FIREMAN AND TRAMP KILLED.

TWENTY OR THIRTY PERSONS ARE INJURED, BUT IT IS THOUGHT ALL WILL RECOVER -- TRAIN RUNS INTO BURNED BRIDGE FIVE MILES EAST OF ALLARD STATION IN EASTERN MONTANA -- TWO OF CARS CATCH FIRE, BUT FLAMES ARE EXTINGUISHED WITH WATER FROM CREEK -- TRAINMEN HAVE NO WARNING.

Special Dispatch to the Standard.
Glendive, Aug. 10. -- Northern Pacific train No. 2, the North Coast Limited, met with a disastrous wreck about 12 miles west of Glendive this evening. Two persons were killed and probably 20 or 30 injured. Some of the latter are painfully and seriously injured, but probably all of them will recover.

The dead:
R. A. MATTHEWS, fireman, of Dickinsen.
Hobo, name unknown.

The injured:
C. D. LITCH, engineer, bruised all over body and probably injured internally. He was at first thought to be dead, but was only unconscious.
H. D. OLIVER, of Maudan, train electrician; injured about head and arms; will recover.
J. C. WILSON, 740 Haynes Avenue, St. Paul, express messenger; was at first supposed to be dead. Terribly burned from scalding steam, practically all down his back, from his face down over his breast to the middle of his body. He will undoubtedly recover.
H. P. FRODAHL, of Wilton, Minn., riding in smoker, as were all the other passengers seriously injured; back hurt and cut in head; not serious.
WILLIAM NEWMAN, railroad man of Great Falls, burned and probably hurt internally, kidneys affected; doing well.
OLIVER PETERSON, of Hauto, Pa., rendered insensibly, came to and jumped through window of car; generally bruised.
CHARLES ASSELSTINE, clerk, of Great Falls, head and back and right shoulder hurt, not seriously.
C. C. O'NEILL, of Kansas City, back and left shoulder, was rendered unconscious, but got out of car alone.
D. W. BEAN, Brookfield, Minn., back and general injuries.
AMMUND TUFTEN, Amherst, Wis., wrist and shoulder and side.
JAMES CHARLES, St. Louis, wrist and side of head, had just stepped into smoker as crash came.

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Glendive, MT Train Wreck

BILLINGS, Mont., Aug. 10. - A special to the Gazette from Glendive, Mont., says that Pacific coast limited No. 2 on the Northern Pacific was wrecked shortly after leaving Glendive eastbound this evening. The fireman was killed and a half dozen trainmen and passengers were injured. Two miles east of Alard the train, while rounding a curve at full speed, ran into a burned bridge. Every car went into the ditch. The dead:

D. R. MATTHEWS, fireman

Injured:
C. D. Litch, engineer
---- Nelson, express manager
Three passengers names unknown.

All of the passengers injured were in the smoking car.

A relief train with physicians left here at once and the wrecked is being made ready. The burned bridge was about forty feet long and had been built within the last year.
All westbound trains will be delayed from ten to fifteen hours.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 11 Aug 1908