West Philadelphia, PA Train Wreck, Mar 1858


On Wednesday night HENDERSON DOUGHERTY, a citizen of Columbia, conductor on a freight train on the Penns. Railroad, was killed on the road in West Philadelphia. He was walking by his cars, and to avoid a train stepped, as he thought, from the track, instead of which he crossed to that on which the train was approaching, and was knocked down, the cars passing over both legs, cutting them off. He was taken to the Hospital and died shortly afterwards. His remains were brought to Columbia in the Emigrant train on Thursday night.

The Columbia Spy Pennsylvania 1858-03-13