Easton, Pennsylvania Train Wreck
February 12, 1907
JUMPS TRACK ON BRIDGE
Black Diamond Express Comes Near Going Into
Passengers Thrown Into Panic and Expected Death,
but Only Received Slight Injuries.
Easton, Pa., Feb. 12- An iron girder
extending above the track this afternoon saved
at least two cars of the Lehigh Valley's
west-bound Black Diamond express from going over
the side of the Delaware bridge and into the
river, seventy feet below. The train was
composed of a cafe\car, a day coach, a sleeper
and observation car.
It entered the bridge at a high rate of
speed, and was just beginning to increase the
speed, when the two last cars were derailed in a
manner that seems to mystify railroad men. The
first of the derailed cars ran along the ties of
a distance of about twenty-five yards. The other
swerved to the right and ran to the very edge of
the bridge, Another inch, and it would have
fallen on the Pennsylvania Railroad tracks and
rolled down an embankment into the river.
The passengers were thrown into a panic and
expected to be carried down to death every
minute. The women shrieked and the men ran
toward the doors. Some were prevented from
A number were slightly injured by broke
glass. Those who needed medical attention: H.
SEATON, Bethlehem, Pa., hand cut by jumping
through a door.
CHARLES COZSINS, Alletown,[sic] cut about the
MISS M. E. COLAMAU, Athena, Pa., hand cut. Negro
porter, back wrench.
All the injured continued their journey.
The Washington Post, Washington, DC 13
Transcribed by Lori.
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