Rocky Mount, NC Passenger Train Wreck, Oct 1907
SUNDAY RAILWAY WRECK.
ENGINEER KILLED ON ATLANTIC COAST LINE ROAD.
LIMITED PASSENGER TRAIN RAN INTO OPEN SWITCH AND COLLIDED WITH YARD ENGINE.
Rocky Mount, N. C., Oct. 6. -- The north-bound Florida and West Indiana Limited passenger train on the Atlantic Coast Line ran into an open switch and collided with a yard engine at South Rocky Mount at 2:30 o'clock this morning.
Engineer G. W. BONEY, of the passenger train was instantly killed and Postal Clerk T. T. HILL, slightly injured. Although many passengers were thrown from their berths none suffering injuries.
Both engines were completely demolished as also were the mail, express and baggage car. Engineer BONEY'S body, which was pinned under the boiler of his engine could not be removed until six hours had elapsed.
After a three hour's delay the passengers resumed their journey.
Titusville Herald Pennsylvania 1907-10-07