Clarksburg, WV Train Wreck, Jun 1882


WHEELING, W.Va., June 16 – A special says the train on the Clarksburg and Western railroad, which left Clarksburg yesterday morning, while entering a trestle at Waldins, was precipitated over the trestle. About twenty passengers were aboard, including six or seven ladies. Mr. Carey, supposed to be from New York, and Mr. Goldsborough were killed. Miss Leonie White, of Freeman’s Creek, [illegible] fatally, and twelve others badly injured.

The Macon Telegraph and Messenger, Macon, GA 18 Jun 1882



Wreck of a Train on the Weston & Clarksburg Road.

Two Men Killed and Many Others Seriously Wounded – Full Particulars –Named of the Killed and Wounded.

Special Dispatch to the Register.

WESTON, W. Va., June 16. – The first serious accident that has happened on the Weston and Clarksburg road occurred the morning. As the train approached the trussle three miles this side of Clarksburg, the mail and passenger cars jumped the track and fell ten feet, completely wrecking the passenger car and injuring several others. Goldsborough, of Baltimore, and Carrey, of New York, have died from their injuries. Memmart, of Baltimore, Conductor Smith, and Dr. Gibson, of this county, are dangerously wounded. Several other passengers sustained injuries, but not dangerously serious. The accident cannot be accounted for, as the train was running slow and the track was in good condition.

The Wheeling Register, Wheeling, WV 17 Jun 1882


Fifteen Persons Killed and Wounded in West Virginia.

WHEELING, W.Va., June 16. – A special dispatch says: As train No.2, on the Clarksburg and Western Railroad, leaving Clarksburg this morning for Weston, was entering the trestle at Waldon’s the passenger car was pulled of the track, and before the train could be stopped the passenger coach Gondola and one house car were precipitated over the trestle. The passenger car inverted itself and struck on top.

As near as could be learned about twenty passengers were aboard, including some six or seven ladies. Word was immediately sent to Clarksburg, and all the physicians in town were soon on the ground.

Mr. Carey, supposed to be from New York, died at half-past eleven A.M. He was not conscious at any time after the accident. The body was taken to the St. Charles Hotel.

The names of the injured are as follows:
J.W. SMITH, conductor, severely hurt, CHARLES O’HARA, of Weston, cut on head and back, ED. SHORB, of Baltimore, cut on head, face, and back, MISS EMMA GIBSON, of Freeman’s Creek, hurt internally, MISS ADDIE ALKIRE, left arm broken and seriously injured in the breast, MISS LEONIE WHITE, of Freeman’s Creek, fatally injured in the side and breast, JOHN W. WHITE, of Weston, injured in the chest and spine, DR. C.J. MCKINLY, of Freeman’s Creek, seriously hurt internally, COLONEL MEMMOST, Baltimore, injured in the head, face and left side, L. COWAN, Clarksburg collar bone broken and otherwise injured, MR. GIBSON, Lewis County, badly injured, MR. ROHNBAUGH, Freemansburg, slightly injured, MR. GOLDSBOROUGH, Baltimore, was seriously injured internally, and died at one o’clock. The accident is supposed to have been caused by a rail turning over.

The Philadelphia Inquirer, Philadelphia, PA 17 Jun 1882