St. Charles, MO Train Wreck, Apr 1890


Train Derailed and Cars Ditched But No person Killed.

St. Louis, April. 4.--As the southbound Omaha fast mail on the Wabash road, was rounding a sharp curve a short distance from St. Charles, Mo., depot this morning, the train was derailed and five cars thrown into the ditch. Nobody was killed but several of the passengers were more or less injured, and all of them well shaken up. All the wounded and uninjured were placed on board the St. Louis accommodation, and are now on their way to this city, the injured being attended by physicians enroute.

The train consisted of a mail and express car, a smoker, chair car and two sleepers. The entire train rolled down the steep embankment while going thirty miles an hour. W. T. Scoop, of this city, had his right leg broken. In all about ten passengers were injured, but none seriously.

The names of the injured are: J. G. Crockett, Mrs. P. L. Pullman, Omaha, Neb.; Harvey Smith, and W. I. Schoop, mail agents; O. F. Guthrie, W. E. Sterns and L. Ross, St. Louis.

The Fort Wayne Sentinel, Fort Wayne, IN 4 Apr 1890