Chapmansboro, TN Train Wreck, Feb 1906


Nashville and Chicago Limited Rolls Down Embankment

Special to The Telegram-

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 12 - Northbound passenger train No. 26 known as the Nashville and Chicago Limited, over the Illinois railroad, was derailed one mile north of Chapmansboro, twenty-three miles from Nashville, last night, and three trainmen and six passengers injured.

James McGonigal, Nashville.
Miss Emma Nelson, Clarksville, Tenn..
E. A. McAllister, Boston.
Tom Byers, Clarksville, Tenn.
Mrs. Byers, Clarksville, Tenn.
Miss Ophelia Bledsoe, Clarksville, Tenn.
E. E. Canfield, Nashville, Tenn.
Fireman C. J. McGee, Nashville, Tenn.
Engineer S. A. Cherry, Nashville, Tenn., and the conductor.

The train is a fast train between Chicago and Nashville, and at the time of the wreck was running on a freight track at the rate of thirty-eight miles an hour. The engine, baggage car, smoker and first-class coach left the track and rolled down an embankment. The sleeper stayed on the track. The wreck is thought to have been caused by some obstruction on the track.

The Fort Worth Telegram, Ft. Worth, TX 12 Feb 1906