Ainsworth, IA Train Derailment, Sep 1911
FINE FAST TRAIN WAS DERAILED.
"GOLDEN STATE LIMITED" HAS NARROW ESCAPE.
MAIL CAR OVERTURNEDD NEAR AINSWORTH AND CLERKS INJURED.
Davenport, Ia., Sept. 15. -- The Rock Island "Golden State Limited," No. 3, west bound, was derailed just east of the station at Ainsworth, Ia., at 3 o'clock this morning. Three mail clerks were injured when the mail car was derailed and overturned. The engine left the track, but remained upright and the engineer and fireman escaped injury. A steel coach and the dining car were also derailed, but aside from being shaken up the passengers were uninjured. Those hurt were:
J. DUNHAM, Rock Island, left leg bruised.
E. S. JOBE, Kansas City, slightly injured.
W. B. BIXBY, Davenport, arm cut, knees bruised and ear cut.
The "Golden State Limited" was traveling between 35 and 40 miles an hour when the accident occurred. The train came to a sudden stop and railroad authorities consider it miraculous that more were not injured. Rock Island trains were detroured over the Milwaukee road until 10:30 this morning when the wreck had been sufficiently cleared to let trains pass on a side track.
Waterloo Evening Courier Iowa 1911-09-15