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Birmingham, MO Train Wreck, Sept 1902

SLAUGHTER ON RAIL

Collision Near Birmingham, Mo., is Attended With Great Loss of Human and Cattle Life.

(By Associated Press.)

Kansas, City, Mo., Sept. 2--An east bound Rock Island cattle train and an engine and caboose collided head-on near Birmingham, Mo., ten miles east of Kansas City last night, killing four trainmen and injuring three others.

The Dead.
JAMES SPEYER, engineer, Trenton, MO.
THOMAS GRAIDDITH, engineer, Trenton, MO.
CLARENCE MAHARDT, fireman, TRENTON, Mo.
C. W. BALLINGER, fireman, Trenton, Mo.

Injured: R. O. Gibson, severe: _____ Gibson, conductor, brother of above, serious: _____ Dudley, conductor, serious. The trains were running at full speed when they met. Both engines were demolished and the entire train of thirty cars was overturned. The train was heavily loaded with cattle and nearly 300 head of live stock were killed.

The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI 2 Sept 1902



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