Jones Station, OH Train Wreck, Nov 1898


Fireman Killed, Engineer Fatally Hurt---A Plucky Brakeman.

CINCINNATI, Nov., 24.---At 9 o'clock last night, one mile north of Jones Station, five miles south of Hamilton, the locomotive boiler of a north-bound freight train on teh Cincinnati, Hamilton and Dayton Railway blew up on a viaduct, hurling the engine into the air, wrecking twenty-three cars, and tearing up fifty yards of the road.

Fireman Daniel Donaldson was crushed to death; Engineer Charles Boyer was pinned to his place in the cab and fatally injured; Assistant Fireman Edward Martindale was blown into a field and badly hurt.

Brakeman Harry Metz, although thrown through a tree and badly bruised, crawled to the rear and flagged an incoming passenger train, thereby without doubt saving many lives.

The New York Times, New York, NY 25 Nov 1898