Elmira, NY Train Wreck, Jan 1887
ELMIRA, N. Y., January 4.---The West bound Erie express train, No. 13, collided with an engine upon which were seven men in South Port Yard, in this city, at 3 o'clock this morning. Conductor Wheels had his collar bone broken in two places. Engineer Wallac and Fireman Griffin, Express Messenger Cromwell and a brakeman were badly bruised, but not seriously hurt. Engines Nos. 87, 85, 24 and an express car were wrecked. The West bound track was blocked for nine hours. Trains were also delayed at Pointer Post by another wreck on which several ears were burned.
The Wheeling Register, Wheeling, WV 5 Jan 1887