Atlanta, GA Rail Yard Accident Kills Four, Aug 1957
FOUR RAILMEN KILLED IN ATLANTA YARD CRASH.
Atlanta (UP) - A speeding freight train crashed through a tool car filled with railroad workers at the Inman Yards here today. Four men were killed and a fifth badly injured.
Authorities said seven workers of a Southern Railroad derrick crew were in the tool car awaiting pickup by a train that was to take them to a wrecked car when the freight accidently smashed into the car.
The dead were identified as:
D. C. BLACKSTOCK;
C. E. RICKS, SR.;
R. M. MORGAN;
and R. T. DANIEL, all of the greater Atlanta area.
Railroad officials were at a loss to explain the cause of the accident, but one official said it appeared that the freight crew did not see the tool car.
Anniston Star Alabama 1957-08-26