Woodlands, WV Train Wreck, Sept 1906

Woodlands, WV Train Wreck, Sept 1906

TRAINS MET ON A BRIDGE

Two Killed and Six Badly Injured in West Virginia Wreck.

Wheeling, W. Va. Sept 8. -- Two men were killed and five were injured in a head-on collision today between two local passenger trains on the Ohio river division of the Baltimore and Ohio river division of the Baltimore and Ohio road near Woodlands, 25 miles south of here.

The wreck occurred in a fog, the trains coming together on a bridge over Fish creek. The cause is given as a misunderstanding of orders.

The dead are George Parsons and James Waggie, firemen of the locomotives, who were crushed before they could jump.

The injured are Henry Miller and John Dillon, the engineers, who were cut and bruised in jumping. William Morehead, a brakeman, and C. T. Stewart, a conductor, also cut and bruised.

J. W. Barton, a traveling salesman, of Wheeling, was the only passenger hurt.  He received a cut on the head and was bruised about the limbs.  All the injured were able to proceed to their homes, which are in this vicinity.

September 9, 1906 Paper: Sun, Baltimore, MD 9 Sept 1906