Shreveport, LA Train Wreck, Dec 1931


Find Body of Youth Buried Under Baggage Car.

Shreveport, La., Dec. 15.—(AP)—With the discovery of an unidentified white youth half buried under the baggage car today, the list of dead from last night’s wrecking of the “Louisiana Limited,” Texas and Pacific passenger train, was increased to two.

Still another body was believed to be under the wreckage.

L. M. Gorman, 55, engineer of the train, was instantly killed as his locomotive plowed through an open switch.

The train was derailed 18 miles south of Shreveport. Officials expressed the belief the wreck was caused by vandals. The number of injured was place at seven.

The Record-Argus, Greenville, PA 15 Dec 1931