Missoula, MT Train Collision, Nov 1905
MANY PASSENGERS HURT IN ACCIDENT ON NORTHERN PACIFIC.
Missoula, Mont., Nov. 9. -- The Northern Pacific passenger train No. 94, eastbound, running thirty miles an hour, crashed into the rear of an eastbound freight two miles west of here today and a score of passengers and trainmen were injured. The two engineers received injuries which probably will prove fatal.
The passenger train was drawn by two heavy engines. The freight train was coming into the Missoula yards when the collision occurred.
A flagman had been sent back to warn the passenger train, but owing to a dense fog which prevented the signals being seen the engineers on the passenger train did not realize the danger until they were upon the engine which was pushing the freight train to the side track.
As the three engines crashed together the engineers and firemen jumped from the windows.
The impact shoved the heavy freight train forward
a distance of 100 yards, telescoping the tenders and cabs of the three locomotives.
A refrigerator car in the passenger train was telescoped, but the coaches were only slightly damaged.
The injuries of the passengers were caused by being thrown against seats and to the floor.
The seriously injured:
JOSEPH BEEBE, engineer on the freight locomotive.
ED LEVAN, engineer on passenger locomotive.
HARRY LANDERS, cook on dining car, head cut.
J. E. RODENHAVER, passenger brakeman, badly cut and bruised.
MRS. BELLE FULLER, White Point, Mont., lacerated about head.
MRS. T. B. HARRISON, Louisville, Ky., bruised and cut about the body.
MISS SHELBY DANIELS, Louisville, Ky., neck and shoulders bruised.
MISS GREENE, daughter of O. C. Greene, St. Paul, several contusions about the shoulders.
E. D. MINEAGH, Eagle Grove, Iowa, nose broken and cut about the head.
NICK R. BOHLIG, cook, dining car, badly scalded about leg.
The other persons who suffered consusions included:
MRS. NANCY J. DOTSON, Devan, W. Va.
OLAF FRONDAHL, Fargo, N.D.
J. C. FITZHENRY, Los Angeles, Cal.
Oakland Tribune California 1905-11-09