McCook, NE Train Collision Kills Fourteen, May 1911

14 ARE KILLED IN TRAIN CRASH.

BURLINGTON EAST AND WESTBOUNDS COLLIDE NEAR McCOOK, NEB.

TOURIST SLEEPER OVERTURNED.

DAY COACH IN WHICH MOST CASUALTIES OCCURRED, DEMOLISHED - DENVER BASEBALL TEAM WAS ON BOARD.

McCook, Neb., May 30. - East and West bound passenger trains Nos. 9 and 12, on the Burlington railroad, met head-on in a fog, nine miles west of McCook. Fourteen were killed and twenty-two injured.

The Dead:
ROBERT SHEPHERD of Holdrege, traveling man for Simmons Hardware Company.
CLARENCE HILSABECK of Holdrege.
Engineer JOHN W. HYDER of Lincoln.
Fireman DANRON of Lincoln.
Engineer W. T. LEAHY of Lincoln.
Fireman FLINT of train No. 9.
Fireman T. H. BOWERS.
A. J. OHLSON.
GEORGE FREER of McCook, baggageman.
ERNEST M. FRAZER, Lincoln, express messenger of No. 9.
HARRY McCALL, 4463 Cherokee Street, Denver.
J. D. WILSON, Tobias, Neb.
MRS. H. H. CULBERTSON, Grimfield, Ill.
TOM J. GATELY of Stromburg, address also given as Lincoln, Neb., said to be a wrestler, died at a hospital at Holdgredge.
A. C. TUAMO, Palisades, Col.

The Injured:
Of the passengers hurt none suffered serious injury, according to J. F. Vallery, general agent of the Burlington Railroad in Denver.
The list injured includes:
BERT KEELEY, of the Omaha baseball club.
JAMES McCALL, Denver.
W. H. HARRIS, Max, Neb.
G. CARPET, Perry, Neb.
J. D. WILSON, Tobias, Neb.
H. B. SNIPPEN, Aden, Col.
SAM DAVIS, Williamsburg, Colo.
W. W. MARK, Omaha, Neb.
L. O. NOBEL, Oxford, Neb.
O. H. ANDERSON, mail clerk on train No. 12.
H. H. CULBERTSON, Bimfield, Ill.
MAGGIE SANTANCE, McCook, Neb.
GERAZAM GORZE, Denver.
E. B. KENT, Lincoln, Neb.
A. C. HIGBEE, McCook, Neb.
B. I. IRVINE, Omaha.
IRVING STEFF, cut and bruised.
A traveling salesman, Pontiac, Mich.
GRACE DEAN, of Minden, not seriously.
Brakeman DAVE BURNETT of McCook, broken arm and other injuries.
MR. and MRS. FEEKIN, McCook, slightly.
Two relief trains went from McCook carrying physicians.
Both trains were running at high speed when the collision occurred, but the force was apparently felt more by the heavy westbound train, the "Colorado Limited," which was made up of a baggage car and express car, day coach, diner, two tourist sleepers, a Pullman sleeper and an observation car.
The day coach was reduced to splinters and in this coach most of the casualties occurred. One of the tourist sleepers, containing members of the Denver, Western League, baseball team, was thrown on its side and a number of the occupants, including President JAMES McGILL, injured, but none seriously.

Warren Sheaf Minnesota 1911-06-01