Lima, OH Train Wreck, Aug 1897


Toledo, O., Aug. 20 --- A special to the Commercial from Lima, O., says: A terrible smash up occurred here tonight about 10:30 o'clock at the junction of the Lima Northern and Lake Erie & Western railroads, in the eastern portion of the city.

A Lake Erie freight crashed into a Lima Nothern [sic] passenger train, carrying a large number of excursionists on their return from Toledo, the train being a special excursion given by a tea store of this city.

The Lake Erie engine was knocked off the track and badly demolished, and two coaches of the Lima Northern over turned, badly injuring a large number of Lima's prominent citizens. Relief trains are hurrying to the injured, all physicians being pressed into service.

Daily Enquirer Utah 1897-08-21