Troy, KS Train Wreck, Mar 1896

REAR END COLLISION.

Rock Island Passenger Train Runs Into a Freight at Troy, Kan.

St. Joseph, March 2.--An eastbound Rock Island passenger train ran into the rear end of a freight west of Troy, Kan., and fatally injured three persons. The freight train stopped at a water tank and the conductor neglected to send back a flagman.

The injured:

M. A. Alexander, Troy, skull fractured.
W. W. O’Brien, traveling man, Chicago, injured about the spine.
A. Weston, St. Joseph, fireman on passenger, both legs broken in four places and injured in body , will die.
Mrs. J. D. Williams, Troy, Kan., limbs crushed.

Six freight cars and two passenger coaches were derailed. It took 12 hours to clear the track.

The Evening News, Lincoln, NE 2 Mar 1896

Comments

Another Troy train wreck Sep 29 1950

I got a picture of a head on collision. I was not around but My sister said it was near Troy