Pilot Mountain Train Derailment, April 1897

CHARLOTTE, N.C., April 7.–The engine of the Cape Fear and Yadkin Valley railroad, which left Mount Airy today at 2:30 p.m., was derailed near Pilot Mountain and Fireman WALTER CHAFFIN and Conductor FRED FOUSCHEE, the latter riding on the engine at the time, were caught under it and killed. Engineer POWERS was badly injured.
The County Record, April 15, 1897, page 3.