Tiffin, OH Passenger Train Goes Into Ditch, Oct 1913

BIG FOUR TRAIN GOES INTO DITCH.

SPREADING RAILS THE CAUSE OF AN ACCIDENT NEAR TIFFIN, OHIO.

THIRTY HURT, THREE FATALLY -- BIG ENGINE OF THE LATEST TYPE, PULLING A TRAIN OF TWO PASSENGER COACHES AND A COMBINATION CAR, SAID TO HAVE BEEN TOO MUCH FOR THE TRACK -- NAMES OF THOSE SUSTAINING SERIOUS INJURIES.

Tiffin, O., Oct. 20. -- An attempt to move a train pulled by a big engine of the latest type over the rails of the Big Four division, between Berwick and Sandusky, caused a wreck in which three persons were injured fatally and 25 others were hurt. Rails spread under the weight of the locomotive, and the train, consisting of two passenger coaches and a combination baggage and day coach, went into the ditch.
The worst injured was JAMES O'BRIAN, foreman of molders at the National Machinery company, Tiffin. His spine was wrenched and he sustained internal injuries.
J. W. SPRAGZINGER, superintendent of the National Machinery company, was cut on the head and also suffered internal injuries.
G. A. DAY, fireman, of Springfield, O., was cut on the head.
The accident occurred three miles south of this city. Of the 30 passengers in the three cars, besides those seriously injured, 25 were bruised and cut by broken glass. Most of the passengers were employes of the National Machinery Company.
Among the injured are:
DICK CASPER, 48, engineer of Sandusky.
WALKER LEE, schoolteacher, Tiffin.
MRS. CLARE MOHN, Carey.
WILLIAM GRAVELDINGER, Carey.

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