Milwaukee, WI train accident, Dec 1931

KILLED BY FAST TRAIN

Milwaukee, Wis. - (UP) - Nicholas Licht, 45, Kaukauna, a NOrthwestern railroad brakeman, was killed by a speeding passenger train here today.

From the engine cab of his freight train, Licht stepped off to examine a defective brake. The freight was proceeding south about five miles an hour.

Meanwhile the northbound express passed on the adjoining track at a speed of 50 miles.

Licht's body was found by members of the freight crew. He had apparently not seen the approaching passenger train.

The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI 30 Dec 1931