Barela, CO Train Wreck, Aug 1890
Terrible Train Wreck in Colorado
Trinidad, Col., Aug. 18 -- A telegram received at noon from Barela, twelve miles south of the city, saying that a wreck had occurred and asking for surgeons. A special train was made up at once, and all the surgeons that could be obtained went for the scene of the accident. The wrecked train left this city early this morning to repair a bridge that had been washed out just below Barela, on the Union Pacific. It is not known just how the accident occurred, but it is supposed the engineer failed to stop the train in time and all were ditched. Seven were killed and fourteen wounded. Further particulars cannot be obtained until the return of the special.
Later reports from the scene of the wreck say that only one man was killed and eighteen badly injured.
Ogden Standard Examiner Utah 1890-08-20