Dellvale, KS Train Hits Washout, Sept 1910
THE BODIES WASHED AWAY.
Phillipsburg, Kas., Sept. 24. -- As a result of a heavy rain west of here, the Rock Island track was washed out near Dellvale and about midnight train No. 27, westbound, struck the bad piece of track while going at full speed. From reports received here five passengers and Engineer PICKENBAUGH and his fireman were killed, as also was Conductor J. W. USHER, who was deadheading to Goodland to meet his wife.
Five cars went into the ditch and many passengers were injured, some dangerously. A wrecking train was sent from this division at 3 o'clock.
The train conductor lived at Denver, while the engineer and fireman lived at Goodland. All were married and leave families. Four of the dead washed a mile from the scene of the wreck.
Chillicothe Constitution Missouri 1910-09-24