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Barela, CO Passenger Train Ditched, Dec 1898

BAD COLORADO WRECK.

PASSENGER TRAIN ON THE GULF ROAD DITCHED NEAR BARELA BY A BROKEN RAIL.

Denver, Dec. 15. -- The northbound passenger train on the Gulf road, due to arrive in Denver at 5 o'clock this evening, was ditched by a broken rail at a point about three miles south of Barela, a small station twenty-three miles south of Trinidad, today, making a bad wreck and injuring several passengers and members of the train crew. The entire train except the locomotive left the rails.
The injured are:
Conductor WHITNEY, not seriously.
Brakeman McKELVEY, hip bruised.
FRED BARTLETT, mail clerk, back injured.
H. P. SCOTT, express messenger, leg bruised.
DR. NORTH, of Clayton, N.M., body bruised.
W. C. WILLIAMS, Mino, Indian Territory, ankle sprained.
JOSE GARCIA, head cut.
MRS. JOSE MONTOYA, Trinidad, side injured.
JAMES HUTCHINSON, a tramp stealing a ride on the blind baggage, right foot sprained and left leg broken.

Kansas City Journal Missouri 1898-12-16



article | by Dr. Radut