Bessemer City, NC Train Wreck, Aug 1908

WRECK ON SOUTHERN.

Five Postal Clerks Injured in Accident Near Bessemer City.

Charlotte, N. C., Aug. 4.---Traffic on the Charlotte-Atlanta division of the Southern railway is completely blocked by the wreck of train No. 38, the New Orleans-New York Limited, northbound, which came to grief one mile south of Bessemer City, Sunday night.

The tender and one postal car left the track and fell down a 30-foot embankment and one postal car, the club car, the diner and the front trucks of one sleeper left the rails, but did not turn over. The locomotive remained on the track.

Five postal clerks were more or less seriously injured.

No passenger was hurt, nor were the engineer and fireman injured.

The Biloxi Daily Herald, Biloxi, MS 4 Aug 1908

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WRECK ON SOUTHERN RAILWAY

New Orleans-New York Limited De-railed Near Bessemer City---Five Mail Clerks Hurt.

Charlotte, N. C., Aug. 2.---Traffic on the Charlotte-Atlantic division of the Southern railway is completely blocked tonight by the wreck of train No. 38, the New Orleans-New York Limited, northbound, which came to grief just south of Bessemer City at 8:30 o'clock tonight. The tender and one postal car jumped the track and fell down a 30-foot embankment and one postal car, the club car, the diner and the front trucks of one sleeper left the rails, but did not turn over. The locomotive remained on the track. Five postal clerks were more or less seriously injured. They are: E. W. Hortt, Thomas McRae, T. L. Dean, L. H. Boulin of Atlanta and C. B. White of Greenville, Ga. No passengers were hurt and the engineer and firemen escaped uninjured. It will be daylight before the tracks are cleared by wrecking trains which have been sent to the scene from Greenville and Spencer. The track was badly torn up. Physicians accompanied the wrecking trains. Train No. 35 has been held here pending development. The cause of the wreck is unknown.

The State, Columbia, SC 3 Aug 1908