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Big Timber, MT Train Wreck, Oct 1900

NORTHERN PACIFIC WRECK

Breaking of a Switch Rod Ditches a Train, Killing Seven Passengers and Wounding Many Others.

Helena, Mont., Oct. 29.---Northern Pacific train No. 4, eastbound, was wrecked at De Hart, Mont., eight miles from Big Timber, at 11:15 o'clock last night by the breaking of a switch rod. Seven passengers were killed and several injured, as follows:

The dead:

W. C. REIFENRATH, Helena.
DR. LESTER PENDLETON, Mount Hope, Wis.
ED EASTMAN, Raymond, S. D.
DR. C. C. HARTHORNE, Livingston, Mont.
Two unknown women.

The injured:

Walter NELSON, Dickinson, N. D.
Miss Lucy CARPENTER.
Mrs. Jacob HUGH, Marletta, Mich.
Miss. Maria TRACEY, Bozeman, Mont.
M. J. SWEENEY, Butte, Mont.
Erick PENDLETON, brother of Lester Pendleton.
Ed GRAY, traveling freight agent of the Omaha Railway.
M. A. DELDRICH, Engineer
George HUBBARD, Sheriff of Yellowstone County
and a dozen others less seriously injured.

The train was going forty-five miles an hour when the accident occurred. The first three cars were derailed and thrown on their side and the casualties were all among the passengers in the day coach, the remainder of the train not leaving the track.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 30 Oct 1900



article | by Dr. Radut