Clay Courthouse, WV Coal Train Engine Explodes, Nov 1909

ENGINE BLOWS UP; 5 KILLED.

BODIES OF COAL AND COKE TRAIN CREW ARE TERRIBLY MANGLED.

Elkins, W. Va., Nov. 1. -- Five members of the crew of a coal and coke train were killed and another was injured when the engine blew up near Yankee Dam, six miles from Clay Counthouse.
The dead:
J. T. RIDDLE, of Gassaway, conductor, married.
J. R. RODGERS, of Charleston, engineman, married.
W. E. CARRUTHERS, of Gassaway, unmarried.
ROY THOMAS, of Glendenning, brakeman, unmarried.
F. J. FINDLEY, of Letter, student fireman.
The boiler of the engine was blown into Elk River.
All of the killed were terribly mangled.

Indiana Evening Gazette Pennsylvania 1909-11-01