Twolick, PA Train Wreck, May 1907

A BAD WRECK AT TWOLICK ON B. R. & P.

Engine Toppled Over and Seven Cars Piled on Top of It

TROUBLE AT THE SWITCH

Engineer and Fireman Jumped but Each of Them Was Slightly Hurt

ROAD TIED UP FOR HOURS

A bad wreck occurred on the B. R. & P. railway at Twolick on Wednesday morning at 11:30.

A south bound freight train, loaded with ore for the Josephine furnace left the track at a switch where the branch road to a new coal operation, leaves the main track.

The engine struck the partially open switch first and left the track. Engineer McCrea, of Dubois, and his fireman jumped before he engine toppled over. McCrea was considerably bruised while the fireman received a number of scratches.

The train was running at a good rate of speed and seven freight cars piled up in a mass of wreckage.

The track was completely blocked and up until this morning was not cleared.

Passengers were transferred at this place and hauled to their destinations.

Indiana Evening Gazette, Indiana, PA 9 May 1907