Kanawha Falls, WV Train Wreck, Sept 1907


Seventeen Injured When Chesapeake & Ohio Train Is Derailed.

CHARLESTON, West Va., Sept. 2.----A Chesapeake & Ohio local passenger train, No. 6, was derailed a mile below Kanawha Falls to-night, and as a result seven are dead and seventeen injured.

A coach, the combination express and mail car, and the baggage car overturned rolling toward the Kanawha River.

Among the dead are:

Allen Loving, a law student at West Virginia University, serving as express agent during the Summer.

C. S. Campbell, a telegraph operator.

Spreading of rails is supposed to have caused the accident.

The New York Times, New York, NY 3 Sept 1907