Jasper, AL Wrecking Train Crashes, June 1913
WRECK TRAIN WRECKED: 1 DEAD.
ENGINEER KILLED AFTER REPAIRING DAMAGE FROM EARLIER MISHAP.
Birmingham, Ala., June 22. -- Engineer RUSSELL KAYERS was killed and his fireman and two trainmen were injured tonight when the St. Louis & San Francisco Railroad wrecking train, which they manned, split a switch near Jasper and went into the ditch.
They were returning from Carbon Hill, where they had replaced several derailed freight cars on the track.
Indianapolis Star Indiana 1913-06-23