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Alton, IL Train Wreck, Jan 1903

Engineer Dead at Post
Other Trainmen Injured in Wreck on the Burlington Road

By Publishers Press Direct Wire

Alton, Ill, Jan 14-Passenger Train No 48, on the Burlington Road was ditched five miles northeast of Alton yesterday afternoon engineer FRANK HORN of Bordentown was crushed to death.

GL Mitchell, a mail clerk of Rock Island and E. W. Berry a mail clerk of Winchester, Ill, Charles Pollard, baggage man, and conductor, A. H. Pollard of Rock Island were injured though not fatally. All passengers escaped injury.

Conductor Pollard walked three miles through the snow to notify officials of the wreck.

The Trenton Times, Trenton, NJ 14 Jan 1903



article | by Dr. Radut