Castle Rock, UT Train Collides with Boulder, Mar 1909

TWO KILLED IN WRECK WHEN TRAIL COLLIDES WITH IMMENSE ROCK

SALT LAKE CITY, Utah, March 31. -- Union Pacific passenger train No. 3, westbound, was wrecked near Castle Rock, Utah, at 4:30 this morning. S. J. Lewhan, fireman, and C. J. Gordon, baggageman, were killed. None of the passengers was injured.

The wreck was caused by a landslide which carried a large boulder on the track. In the collision the baggage car, mail car and three passenger coaches took fire and were burned. The rear coaches were uncoupled and saved.

Wrecking trains were sent from Ogden, Utah, and Evanston, Wyo., and the passengers were returned to Evanston, nineteen miles from the point at which the wreck occurred.

Fireman Lewhan was found buried under his engine, but the body of Baggageman C. J. Gordon has not been located. It is supposed to have been incinerated in the baggage car.

Denver Rocky Mountain News, Denver, CO 1 Apr 1909