South Charleston, OH Locomotive Explodes, Jan 1896
WHILE IN RAPID MOTION A PASSENGER ENGINE EXPLODES -- ENGINEER AND FIREMAN KILLED.
South Charleston, O., Jan. 22 -- Passenger train No. 21 on the Pan Handle, due here at 8:40 Wednesday morning, was wrecked a mile east of this place.
The train was running 60 miles an hour when the engine blew up with a report that was heard for three miles, instantly killing the engineer, CLARK TRIMBLE, and Fireman WATERS.
The train carried nine coaches, with two mail coaches, being the through train from New York to St. Louis.
The wreck was the worst ever on this section of the road. The cars were piled up and one mail car was thrown into an adjoining field.
A number of passengers were badly bruised, but none fatally injured. All trains were delayed.
Marietta Daily Leader Ohio 1896-01-23