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Carthage, MO Train Derailment, Sep 1908

Engine Lies In Spring River Carthage MO Frisco Wreck 9-24-1908.jpg

TWO ARE KILLED; 25 HURT IN WRECK.

PASSENGER TRAIN DERAILED NEAR CARTHAGE.

ENGINEER BLOOD AND FIREMAN GERROUSE WERE PINIONED UNDER ENGINE AND INSTANTLY KILLED.

By Associated Press.
Carthage, Mo., Sept. 24. -- St. Louis and San Francisco passenger train No. 304, bound for St. Louis, was derailed a mile and one-half west of Carthage at 8:30 this morning at a curve slose to Spring river.
The engine and baggage car went into the river and all other cars left the track and turned over. LEW BLOOD, engineer, and BARRY GERROUSE, fireman, were pinioned under the wrecked engine and instantly killed.
About twenty-five passengers were more or less seriously hurt. Some of them it is feared will die.
The train was a local passenger made up at Carl Junction, Mo., leaving there at 6:50 this morning, dut to arrive in St. Louis at 8:45 tonight. The train was coming into Carthage at a high rate of speed and ran off a sharp curve.

Chillicothe Constitution Missouri 1908-09-24



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