Riverside, VA Freight Plunges Into River, Nov 1898
TRAIN FALLS INTO THE RIVER.
Roanoke, Va., Nov. 28. -- A north-bound fast freight on the Shenandoah division of the Norfolk and Western railway went through a bridge near Riverside, fifty-seven miles north of Roanoke, Sunday. The casualties were:
JOSEPH STEVENS, fireman, fatally injured.
DAVID WINGER, brakeman, fatally injured.
STEPHEN MAYO, engineer, seriously scalded by escaping steam.
The men lived in Roanoke. The bridge was under construction at the time of the accident and it is reported several of the bridge workers were injured.
Daily Gazette Janesville Wisconsin 1898-11-28