Chehalis, WA Train Wreck, May 1916

Shasta Hits Big Tractor

Draft Engine Is Whirled Against Telephone Pole and Wrecked.

Chehalis, Wash., May 30. – (Special.) – The Shasta Limited train of the O. – W. R. & N. Company narrowly escaped a wreck when N. RICKER drove a big traction engine down onto the double track railroad crossing in the north end of the city and had failed to notice that a train was in sight. The Shasta Limited tore out the whole front end of the tractor, landing it head end against a nearby telegraph pole.

RICKER was unhurt and the train is said to have gone speeding on its way without hesitation.

Oregonian, Portland, OR 31 May 1916