Carlinville, IL Train Wreck, Jun 1910

Many Persons Are Injured

Illinois Train Is Derailed by Spreading Rails.

Carlinville, Ill., June 23.-Seventeen persons were injured, several seriously, when the Chicago & Alton prairie state express train was wrecked a mile and a half north of Carlinville at 3:25 p.m. passengers were on the train.

The injured:
James Fouch, St. Louis, arm broken and leg injured.
J.A. Wood, Carlinville, Ill., leg broken.
A.G. Taylor, Chicago, baggage man, head hurt.
Ed Needham, Alton, Ill., roundhouse foreman for C & A, head injured and leg bruised.
W.G. Ryan, New York, N.Y., salesman, both arms injured and fingers broken.
Miss Vina Brubaker, Girard, Ill., bruised.
F. Seliff, child of Little Rock, injured about head.
A. Getthardt, Rock Island, Ill., bruised.
Mrs. Matt Smith, Chicago, bruised.
R.N. Flack, Comfort, Tex., hurt internally.
Miss Clara Provenchare, St. Louis, shoulder hurt.
Mrs. Frances Nafew, St. Louis, side hurt.
Arthur Gillespie, Chicago, leg wrenched.
O.H. Roberts, St. Louis, back wrenched.
John Cortoni, St. Louis, scalp wound.
Ray Hussy, Knightstown, Ind., head injured.

The locomotive, baggage car, smoker, day and chair cars and three Pullmans were derailed and turned turtle except the last Pullman. Seven hundred feet of the right of way was torn up.

Physicians were rushed to the scene on special trains from Girard and Carlinville and attended the injured.

The train was in charge of Conductor C.A. Parre of Chicago and Engineer B.H. Wells of Bloomington.

The Nebraska State Journal, Lincoln, NE 24 Jun 1910