Glenshaw, PA Train Wreck, Nov 1908


Thirty Men Strewn About the Burning Wreckage of a Work Train in Pennsylvania

Pittsburg, Nov. 23. -- Three men were seriously hurt and twenty-seven others miraculously escaped death or injury when a freight train on the Pittsburg and Western division of the Baltimore and Ohio railroad struck a work train near Glenshaw, Pa., about ten miles north of here.

the three cars of the work train were demolished and the thirty men sleeping in them were strewn about the wreckage, which immediately caught fire. Many of the workmen awoke from their sleep to find themselves pinned under debris with flames creeping toward them. By prompt work all were extricated in time. Those seriously injured are foreigners.

Edwardsville Intelligencer, Edwardsville, IL 25 Nov 1908