Calvary, KY Bridge Collapses Under Railroad Train, June 1900

FATAL RAILROAD WRECK.

BRIDGE COLLAPSES ON LOUISVILLE AND NASHVILLE -- TWO MEN KILLED.

Special to The New York Times.
Lebanon, Ky., June 19. -- Train No. 79, leaving here at 2 P. M. over a branch of the Louisville and Nashville Railroad, running to Greensburg, near Calvary, met with a terrible accident this afternoon. A bridge over Rolling Fork collapsed and the engine, baggage, express car, and a combination coach fell twenty-five feet into the river. The day coach remained standing on the rock pier.
JAMES HOUSTON of Pine Hill and GEORGE MULLINS of Mount Vernon were instantly killed. JOHN NEWLAND, WILLIAM ADAMS, WASH CABEL, and ARCHIBALD BROWN, bridgemen; CHARLES ANDES of Altamont, L. W. HAGAN, baggage master of Greensburg, C. HOBSON, a brakeman; EDWARD SMITH, engineer; H. H. MARTIN, GLEN SPALDING, a passenger, of Lebanon, Ky., and PROF. C. K. CRAWFORD of Danville were injured.

The New York Times New York 1900-06-20

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Calvery train wreck pictures

I was going thru some old pictures that my parents had and I 2 have 2 pictures of the Calvary KY train wreck not in very good shape but written on the back is Calvary wreck

Picture

I believe the picture on pages 176-177 of The American Heritage History of Railroads in America is of this wreck. My grandfather, John Newland, was one of the bridgemen seriously injured.

Calvary KY, Train Wreck photos

I have what I believe are 2 photos of this wreck, taken from each side