Whitefish, MT Train Wreck, Sept 1907


Great Northern Officials Waiting to Know Extent of Disaster.

Spokane, Wash., Sept. 21. -- A Spokesman-Review special from Whitefish, Mont., says that before the wreck occurred yesterday morning between Great Northern passenger train No. 4., eastbound, running twelve hours late, and a westbound freight train, it was known at the dispatcher's office there that a wreck was inevitable, and a wrecking train had been ordered out.  It was known that there had been a confliction of orders and that the wreck would occur between Coram and Belton about 9 o'clock.  All that the officials wanted to known was whether it had been a disastrous wreck. The scene of the wreck was about twenty miles east of Whitefish.  Although the tracks were badly torn up, traffic was soon resumed.  Eleven passengers were badly shaken up and some bruised, but none of them was killed.  Three or four cars were thrown into the ditch.

The Salt Lake Herald, Salt Lake City, UT 22 Sept 1907