Washington, DC Train Wreck, Feb 1893
Collided And Killed One,
The Engineer and Another Fireman Badly Wounded.
Washington, Feb 27. – At 1 o’clock this morning the north bound passenger train on the Pennsylvania Railroad collided with a side tracked freight on the causeway of the long bridge crossing the Potomas river.
The engines of both trains were completely wrecked. Fireman SIMPSON of the freight was killed and Engineer MULLO (illegible) and Fireman KORMICK of the passenger train were badly injured.
The telegraph operator at the bridge was arrested charged with having caused SIMPSON’S death by failing to close the switch. There is a stretch of single track at that point and the freight was on the wrong side track waiting for the passenger train to pass.
Macon Weekly Telegraph, Macon, GA 6 Mar 1893