Connemaugh Furnace, PA Serious Train Wreck, Mar 1872

SERIOUS ACCIDENT ON THE PENNA CENTRAL R.R.

A PASSENGER TRAIN THROWN DOWN AN EMBANKMENT.

TWO KILLED AND 14 INJURED.

Pittsburgh, March 22. - The southern express on the Pennsylvania Central Railroad, due in Pittsburgh at 9:50 this morning, was wrecked at Connemaugh Furnace, a few miles west of Johnstown, at 7 o'clock this morning. Particulars soon.

[LATER]
The southern express west on the Pennsylvania Central Railroad, was wrecked at Connemaugh Furnace, seventy-five miles east of Pittsburgh, at 7 o'clock this morning. It was caused by a broken rail.
The engine and the six front cars kept the track, the other cars were all thrown over an embankment and wrecked, one being a Louisville sleeper, and a Philadelphia and one a Pittsburgh sleeper. Two passengers were killed, one an unknown German girl, and the other named JACOBS, from Baltimore. Fourteen passengers were injured, who have been placed on an extra train, and well cared for, which is expected to arrive at 2 P.M. The names of the injured will follow soon.

List Of Men Killed And Wounded.
The names of the killed and wounded on the Southern Express train this morning are as follows:
Killed:
A young German lady of Baltimore, supposed to be a daughter of a German clergyman of that city, name unknown.
SAMUEL JACOBS, jeweler, Baltimore.
Wounded:
MAYOR A. P. CALLOW.
GUY M. IRWIN.
JAMES BROWN.
and MRS. S. ROLLINS, of Allegheny, Pa., the two first named seriously injured.
D. C. PATTERSON, Washington City.
JAMES TOLLEBRIDGE, Forest, O.
E. J. TRYON.
G. W. MOORE.
and R. VOSE, N.Y.
J. N. PHILLIPS, New Castle.
H. C. FROST, Hannibal, Mo.
E. J. SHEPHARD, Cadiz, O.
E. BEAKER, Terre Haute, Ind.
The accident was caused by a broken rail. The three rear cars, sleepers, were thrown over a bank, and tow of them entirely destroyed.
The name of the young lady killed this morning in the accident, is MISS AMANDA HARTMAN, Baltimore. DR. PATTERSON, of Washington City, had his left shoulder dislocated and right arm fractured. MAYOR CALLOW had three ribs broken and was otherwise injured internally; GUY M. IRWIN, injured internally.
The name of the man killed in the railroad accident this morning was ISAAC JOSEPHS, and that of the young lady was MISS AMANDA HARTMAN, of Chicago, instead of Baltimore. The most seriously injured were MAYOR CALLOW, GUY M. IRWIN and DR. PATTERSON, none of them fatally. It is believed that no bones were broken among the remaining of the injured. They all arrived this evening and are being cared for at the Union Depot.

The Wheeling Daily Intelligencer West Virginia 1872-03-23