Stromsburg, NE train wreck, Mar 1897

ROCK ISLAND WRECK.

Passenger Collides at Stromsburg - Three Slightly Injured.

Special Dispatch to the World-Herald.

Stromsburg, Neb., March 27. - A slight wreck occurred here this evening. The switch on the north side track was misplaced and the incoming passenger train ran on the siding, coming into collision with a string of empty box cars. Engineer Clark was stunned and Fireman Dobbins was severely bruised. Mail Agent Stratton was slightly injured. The pilot of the engine ws broken and several box cars partially wrecked. No passengers were injured. It is supposed that some unknown person maliciously tamerped with the switch.

The Sunday World-Herald, Omaha, NE, 28 Mar 1897