Maxon, TX Train Wreck, Mar 1902


Passenger Train is Derailed and Burned Up.


Wreck Train Sent From El Paso -- Details are Meagre -- Over Thirty Said to be Killed.

Denver, Colo., March 7 -- (Bulletin.) -- A passenger train on the Galveston, Houston and San Antonio railway is said to have been derailed and burned this morning. Thirty-five people are reported dead. The accident occurred near Sanderson, Texas.

At 1 p. m. it is said that thirty passengers and the engineer and fireman are missing.

San Antonio, Tex., March 7 -- (Bulletin) -- A wreck near Sanderson, Tex., occurred on the Southern Pacific about 4 o'clock this morning. A broken rail on a curve caused it and the train immediately caught fire. Of the 33 who are missing many were burned to death. Details are very meager.

No additional advices have been received regarding the wreck beyond the fact that about 15 bodies have been recovered, and that the coach containing a number of New York capitalists escaped.

El Paso, Tex., March 7 -- The west bound Southern Pacific from San Antonio was wrecked 25 miles west of Sanderson, Texas, about 3:30 o'clock this morning. The entire passenger train was ditched and burned and the fireman and engineer and thirty passengers are missing.

The wreck was discovered by a telegraph operator at a small station who wired El Paso for assistance. The wreck train was sent immediately to the scene of the disaster, but up to 2:30 this afternoon there are no further details of the wreck.

The Newark Advocate Ohio 1902-03-07

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