Helena, MT Train Wreck, Oct 1919

Engineer, 2 Firemen Are Killed in Wreck

HELENA, Mont., Oct. 1. -- Engineer Sidney Sherwood was killed and two firemen badly hurt when a light engine and a passenger train on the Rimini branch of the Northern Pacific collided head on near here this morning.  A score of passengers were injured, none seriously.

San Jose Mercury News, San Jose, CA 2 Oct 1919

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ENGINEER KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK

Head-on Collision on N. P. Results in One Death and Many Injured.

HELENA, Oct. 1. -- Engineer Sidney Sherwood was killed and two firemen badly hurt when a light engine and passenger train on the Rimini branch of the Northern Pacific collided head-on near here this morning.  A score of passengers were injured, none seriously.

The train and the light engine were both running to get in the clear for a fast passenger train, it appears, the Rimini train heading for the junction ahead of the fast passenger train and the engine coming east to take a sidetrack nearby.  A fog prevented the engineers from seeing each other's engine until it was too late to avert the collision.

Fireman Frank Barker and Brackman Jack Hillman, who were riding in the cab with Sherwood, jumped in time to escape death.  The crew of the light engine escaped with bruises.  No passenger was hurt beyond slight cuts.

Anaconda Standard, Anaconda, MT 2 Oct 1919