Marion, OR Train Wreck, Aug 1897

THROUGH A BURNING TRESTLE.

ENGINEER KINNEY, WHO REMAINED WITH HIS ENGINE WAS UNHURT.

Albany, Ore., Aug. 4 --- As the south bound freight train on the Southern Pacific approached a small trestle between Marion and Jefferson the engineer discovered that the trestle was on fire. The train was rounding a sharp curve and the engine was upon the bridge before it could be stopped. The trestle gave away [sic] and the engine and eight cars were piled up on the burning timbers.

Firemen [sic] FRED PEEBLES jumped and received badly sprained legs and Brakeman THOMAS BULLARD received scalp wounds, but Engineer ED KINNEY who remained with his engine, was not hurt.

The company's surgeon went to the scene of the wreck on a relief train but found the men were not severely hurt. The cars which were loaded with lumber, woodenware and coke, caught fire and five cars and their contents were destroyed. A fire engine from Albany was sent to extinguish the flames.

American Eagle Utah 1897-08-07