Boca, CA Passenger And Freight Trains Collide, Nov 1901
RAN INTO FREIGHT TRAIN.
SPECIAL CARRYING TRAVELING PASSENGER AGENTS WRECKED AT BOCA, CALIFORNIA, AND FIVE PERSONS ARE HURT.
Sacramento, Cal., Nov. 21. -- The passenger special carrying visiting Eastern passenger agents home ran into a freight train at Boca, a few miles beyond Truckee, about 1 o'clock this afternoon, damaging both engines and the baggage car on the special. Four passengers on the special were slightly injured.
The freight was on the main track, westbound, and the special eastbound had orders to pass on siding. The air brake on the special failed to work,and it ran head-on into the freight at full speed. Two cars of the freight left the track, but the entire special remained on the rails. The engines are damaged about the pilot.
The passengers injured were thrown against the seats by the jar or against tables in the dining car.
C. A. PARKER, of Chicago, passenger agent of the Lehigh Valley Railroad; side injured.
MRS. C. A. PARKER, contusion of right elbow joint.
MRS. H. N. BUTTERFIELD, of Milwaukee, sprain of neck and back and contusion over abdomen.
MRS. L. W. PRICE, of Kansas City, probable fracture of three ribs.
S. BAILEY, arm scalded.
None of the trainmen were injured, and the uninjured passengers were attended to by Dr. S. Putnam of Boston, one of the party. Three hours were required by the wrecking crew to clear the tracks.
Salt Lake Tribune Utah 1901-11-22