Delano, MN Train and Snow Plow Train Collide, Feb 1922

Delano, MN Train and Snow Plow Train Collide, Feb 1922 Delano, MN Train and Snow Plow Train Collide, Feb 1922 Delano, MN Train and Snow Plow Train Collide, Feb 1922 Delano, MN Train and Snow Plow Train Collide, Feb 1922

Five Killed in Train Wreck near Minneapolis

G. N. Train Hits Snow Plow in Head-On Crash

Trainmen On Number 10 are Killed or Hurt; Passengers Escape

DEAD ARE BURIED UNDER WRECKAGE

Engine Was Hauling Heavy Load With Passengers from Stalled Trains

Minneapolis, Feb. 23. -- Five men are dead, ten are injured and many other persons were more or less shaken up late today when train No. 10, the Winnepeg flyer, on the Great Northern railway, pulled by two engines, collided with a snow plow head-on between Delano and Montrose, 20 miles west of here today.

The dead:

Hollis McDonald, 45, St. Paul, engineer, snow ploy [sic].

R. A. McDonald, 50, St. Paul, engineer, flyer.

Hugh Johnson, engineer, Flyer.

G. G. Pelton, Minneapolis, firemen, flyer.

_____ McCloud, fireman, flyer.

Pelton was so badly scalded that he died six hours after the wreck.  The bodies of the other had not been recovered from the wreckage late tonight.

The injured:

R. E. McCabe, Willmar, conductor on the snow plow, slightly.

Charles Rasmussen, Willmar, roadmaster, on the snow ploy [sic], slightly.

Head breakman on the snow plow, broken wrist.

Brakeman on the snow plow, in the caboose, scalp would.

A passenger, broken nose.

Harry Dullen, Willmar, fireman, snow plow, arm fractured.

C. Marsh, North St. Paul, mail clerk, cut left arm and right leg injured.

M. A. Bertinson, White Bear, right hip injured.

H. L. Malstron, St. Paul, bruised left knee, injured left shoulder blade.

Harry Reitmaster St. Paul, ribs fractured.

Continued