Covington, WA Train Collision, Sep 1902

HEAD-ON COLLISION.

SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON NORTHERN PACIFIC IN WASHINGTON.

A Tacoma, Wash., special says: Two freight trains collided head-on on a heavy down grade at the eastern end of the Northern Pacific tunnel through the Cascade Mountains Friday night. H. S.
SHAFFER was killed and Engineer A. J. ADAMS and Brakeman W. OSWALD seriously injured.
The blocking of the track necessitated the sending of passenger trains Nos. 4 and 5 over the Palmer curoff. Between Covington and Auburn. No. 3 which had stopped to take water, was crashed into by No. 6, which came down the slope at high speed. The baggage and mail car of the first train were telescoped and H. L. MOORE and F. E. CHASE, mail clerks, and CHARLES SAURENS, express messenger, of Tacoma, were hurt, but not seriously.
Several passengers were slightly hurt.

Sioux County Herald Orange City Iowa 1902-09-24