Litchfield, IL Powder Train Explosion, Mar 1908

POWDER TRAIN IS BLOWN UP; 2 DEAD

Explosion Occurs With Train Running Full Speed.

By Associated Press.

LITCHFIELD, Ill., March 4.—A cargo of powder carried by a Big Four freight train exploded today while the train was running at full speed, two miles from here, and two men are reported fatally injured. The train was badly wrecked and several cars were burned. The concussion shook houses and shattered windows for many miles.

Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Fort Worth, TX 4 Mar 1908