Clayton, KS Train Plunges Into Washout, Sept 1910
The train, which was composed of six coaches, was due to arrive in Denver at 7:25 this morning. Although the wreck occurred at about 2 o'clock officials of the road did not receive reports of it until long after daylight. Most of the passengers were asleep in the berths when the engine plunged into the creek and few, if any, of them escaped without some injury. It will be impossible to give the list of injured for several hours.
The locomotive and mail coach plunged into twenty feet of water. The third coach telescoped the smoker, while the first Pullman hangs poised on the edge of the approach. The observation car was the only one that remained on the track.
Claims Only Two Killed.
Chicago, Sept. 23. -- General Manager TINSMAN, of the Rock Island, received a report of the wreck on the road near Clayton, Kas., which stated that but two were killed, the engineer and conductor. TINSMAN declared that he is sure if more were killed that he would have been notified. His report said that there had been a cloudburst and the passenger train ran into a washout.
Lincoln Evening News Nebraska 1910-09-23
SIXTEEN KILLED IN KANSAS WRECK.
ROCK ISLAND TRAIN PLUNGES INTO WATERY GAP.
NUMBER OF DEAD CARRIED INTO RAGING STREAM WITH WRECKAGE.
Norton, Kas., Sept. 24. -- Six bodies, bruised and twisted into shapeless things, remained to be identified here today when the officials of the Rock Island railroad resumed their work of reconstruction, following the wreck near Clayton yesterday in which sixteen persons were killed and eleven injured. Identification seems almost impossible, but the railroad officials are closely examining all clues.
Clayton, Kas., Sept. 24. -- Sixteen persons lost their lives and eleven others suffered injury in the wreck early yesterday morning, two miles east of town, of westbound Rock Island passenger train No. 27, which was due in Denver at 8:25 yesterday morning from Kansas City. Among the dead are:
E. PICKENBAUGH, Goodland, Kas., engineer.
A. V. HUFFMAN, Kansas City, Kas., baggageman.
J. W. USHER, Denver, Colo., conductor.
WILLIAM MILLS, fireman.
HERMAN MUELER, Smith Center, Kas.
JOHN STOOP, Boyle, Kas.
W. E. SHIVELY, Agra, Kas.
GILBERT M. YAMS, Fullerton, Nebr.
H. D. McINTYRE, Rexford, Kas.
O. E. JACOBY, Woodruff, Kas.
A. MYERS, Riverton, Ill.
MRS. A. MYERS, Riverton Ill.
B. H. MOYER, Defiance, O.
SALLIE ZEIGLER, Stratton, Colo.
W. J. BOWERS, Rexford, Kas.
G. H. JAMES, St. Edwards, Nebr.
Unidentified, body severed in two.
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