Cincinnati, OH Train Derails, Jan 1910
5 KILLED, 15 HURT, IN BIG FOUR WRECK.
PIECE OF IRON ON THE TRACK DERAILED THE ENGINE.
Cincinnati, Ohio, January 22. -- Five persons are dead and fifteen were injured, none seriously, as the result of the wreck of the Big Four night express from Chicago, which left the track 2 miles west of here this morning, while running towards the city at 50 miles an hour.
FRED C. MURPHY, engineer, Indianapolis, Ind.
C. W. GOLDIE, fireman, Indianapolis.
JOHN STICKEL, Cincinnati.
FRED MURPHY, conductor, Indianapolis.
MICHAEL LEWIS, brakeman, Kansas City, Kan.
While rounding a curve the engine leaped from the track and, whirling in a great semi-circle, plunged through a coach of its own train. By a marvelous chance not a passenger was killed or seriously hurt, the fatalities being confined to the train crew.
GOLDIE was instantly killed, his mangled body having been dragged from under the wreckage. The four other dead succumbed to their injuries later, in the hospital. They were all fearfully scalded by steam.
According to the Big Four officials the accident was caused by a piece of iron dropping on one of the tracks, which derailed the engine.
The Atlanta Constitution Georgia 1910-01-23