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Barney, NM Passenger Train Wreck, Jan 1907

OPEN SWITCH.

FIVE KILLED ON A ROCK ISLAND PASSENGER AT BARNEY, N.M.

El Paso, Tex., Jan. 14. -- Running at a high rate of speed, Rock Island passenger train No. 30, for Chicago, dashed into an open switch at Barney, N. M., 190 miles north of El Paso.
Five persons were killed and eight injured, none fatally.
The Dead:
H. F. ACKLEY, Alma Gordo, N.M., engineer.
E. J. REDFIELD, Alma Gordo, N.M., fireman.
HARLEY SPENCE, Corona, N.M., sheepman.
ANDREW HERRON, Bigbee, Ariz.
Mexican Child, unidentified.
The injured are two Arabs, who went from El Paso, and nine Mexicans.
When the train dashed into the switch the engine left the track and turned over, pinning the engineer and fireman underneath and killing them instantly. The express car, dining car and a Pullman were thrown from the track. Of the eight passengers hurt, none will die.
The train wrecked was in collision on Jan. 2 at Volland, Kas., with No. 29 on the same road, and 32 persons, mostly Mexican laborers on their way to El Paso, were killed, and over 30 persons were injured.

Daily Free Press Carbondale Illinois 1907-01-14



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