Huntington, WV C. & O. Freight Train Disaster, Jan. 3, 1913


C. & O. Freight Train Plunges Through Temporary Bridge at Huntington, W. Va. -- Many Hurt

Huntington, W. Va. Jan. 3 -- The Chesapeake & Ohio railroad had one of the greatest disasters in its history of fifty years when an engine of the heaviest type, pulling west-bound freight No. 99, plunged through a temporary bridge spanning Guyan river at Guyandotte, on the eastern edge of this city Wednesday. Seven men were hurled to death and six seriously hurt.

The dead are:

F.E. Weber, engineer, Russell; Henry White, watchman, Huntington; Charles Maddie, bridge worker, Talcott, W. Va.; Emett Wood, bridge worker, Talcott, W. Va.; James Crawford, bridge worker, St. Albans, W. Va.; Charles Coyne, bridge worker, Teays, W. Va.; James G. Wheeler, bridge worker, Milton, W. Va.

The financial loss is $500,000.

"Seven Men Hurled to Death." The Tribune (Hicksville, Ohio). 9 January 1913. Accessed through 19 January 2015.