Gap, PA Train Wreck, Apr 1926

Pennsylvania Fireman Is Killed in Accident

Lancaster, Pa., April 1.--(AP)--A Pennsylvania Railroad Fireman was killed and two passengers were slightly injured in a train wreck at Gap, near here today. The dead man was T. N. Van Horn of Trenton, N. J.

The four tracks of the train line of the Pennsylvania railroad were blocked. A passenger train and a freight train were traveling eastward on parallel tracks when an ankle on a freight car is believed to have broken. A freight car was thrown against a passenger train. The fireman was instantly killed when he was thrown from the locomotive cab.

The injured passengers were Mrs. J. H. Matthews and Joseph Moore, both of Philadelphia.

North Adams Transcript, North Adams, MA 1 Apr 1926