Memphis, TN railroad freight train house fire, Mar 1907

FREIGHT HOUSE BURNS.

MEMPHIS, Tenn., March 21. - A freight house of the Illinois Central railroad in the southern part of this city, together with 25 carloads of merchandise and 60 empty freight cars, were destroyed by fire tonight, entailing a loss estimated at $65,000.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 22 Mar 1907

$65,000 LOSS AT MEMPHIS.

Freight House and Twenty-Five Car Loads of Merchandise Burned.

Memphis, Tenn., March 21. - A freight house of the Illinois Central Railroad, situated at the corner of Shelby and Calhoun streets in the southern part of this city, together with twenty-five car loads of merchandise and six empty freight cars were destroyed by fire tonight, entailing a loss estimated at $65,000. The fire originated in the freight-house, which is situated in the midst of a number of warehouses and cotton sheds and within half a block of the union passenger station, and for a time these structures were endangered. The fire, however, was practically confined to the building in which it originated.

The Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 24 Mar 1907