Kremlin, OK Train Derailment and Fire - 4 Fatalities Sep 1930


Four Persons Believed To Have Died in Flames As Cars Derailed

KREMLIN, Okla., Sept. 12, (U.P.) – At least four persons were believed to have burned to death today when 15 gasoline tank cars on Rock Island freight train No. 98 were derailed and burned here. Kremlin is near Enid.

The four were believed to have been transients riding on the freight.

Fire was raging and threatened the entire town of Kremlin. Three residences and a carpenter shop had already burned.

A broken brake beam on one of the cars was believed to have caused the wreck.

Several persons said they saw about four men on the cars shortly before the gasoline burst into flames.

Sweetwater Daily Reporter (Sweetwater, Tex.), Vol. 10, No. 192, Ed. 1 Friday, September 12, 1930