St. Petersburg, PA Train Went Through a Trestle, Dec 1887

Plunged Through a Trestle.

OIL CITY, Pa., Dec. 30 -- This evening a mixed train on the Pittsburg & Western road, composed of seven freight and two passenger cars, went through a trestle near St. Petersburg and was precipitated to the bottom of of gully, a distance of thirty feet. Almost instantly the wreck took fire from the car stoves and in a short time the entire wreck was a mass of flames. The passengers all succeeded in getting out of the wreck and no loss of life has been reported. Those seriously injured were:

James Hulings, Edinburg, Pa;
A. Kisson, Elk City, Pa.;
John Atkinson, Parker, Pa.;
D. Hillard, Edenburg, Pa.;
W. Hanna, St. Petersburg;
D. White, Foxburg.

Plain Dealer, Cleveland, OH 31 Dec 1887