Little Suamico, WI Train Wreck, Feb 1910

TRAIN IS DERAILED.

OSHKOSH MAN IS HURT.

JOHN EPPINGER IS ONE OF VICTIMS OF WRECK ON NORTHWESTERN ROAD AT LITTLE SUAMICO.

FOURTEEN PEOPLE INJURED.

Wreck Is Caused by Broken Rail--Entire Train of Eight Cars Derailed--Cars Are Piled Up in a Shattered Mass and Sleeper Has to Be Broken Open With an Axe to Rescue Passengers--None seriously Hurt--Details.

(By Associated Press.)

Milwaukee, Wis., Feb. 19.---A Wisconsin special from Green Bay says: Fourteen passengers were injured in a wreck, near Little Suamico, of passenger train No. 2, of the Chicago & Northwestern railway running between Ishpeming and Chicago, early today.
It is said all the injured will recover. The whole train, made up of four sleepers, an express car, a mail car and two day coaches, was derailed. The cause of the wreck is believed to have been a broken rail.

OSHKOSH MAN IN LIST.

The injured passengers taken to a hospital at Green Bay are as follows:
Tony Wastmas, Chicago, hip and knee injured.
W. J. Dalton. Escanaba, back and hip injured.
James King, Depere, head cut.
J. A. Hilger. Chicago, shoulder injured.
C. M. McDermott. Iron River, back hurt.
F. C. A. Deitrich, Green Bay, arm and shoulder injured.
Mrs. T. P. Culman, ankle sprained.
F. D. Pixley, Chicago back and hip injured.
E. E. Raymer. Kokomo, Ind., leg bruised.
John Eppinger. Oshkosh, and Orison Schlitz., Shawano, slightly bruised.

John Eppinger, mentioned in the foregoing list, is a former Oshkosh resident. He resided at 929 Eleventh street and was employed at the Hollister-Amos company. Last summer he left home of his own accord, and his father, Frank Eppinger, had not heard from him since, and was not acquainted with the wherabouts of his son. The father knew nothing of the accident, and was surprised when informed by The Northwestern.

CARS PILED IN MASS.

One of the sleepers was overturned and had to be broken open to get the passengers out.

Two other sleepers were badly smashed, and the smoking car was hurled 400 feet away from the right of way. The other cars were piled up in a shattered mass.

The injured passengers were nearly all in the sleepers in route to points in Illinois. The thermometer registered ten degrees below zero. Some of the injured passengers resumed their journey later during the morning.

THE OFFICIAL VERSION.

Chicago, Ill., Feb. 19.--Train No. 2, southbound on the Green Bay division was derailed o e mile from Little Suamico, Wis., at 3:10 a. m., according to the report received at the general offices here today. Fourteen passengers were slightly injured and none seriously according to officials. The train consisted of two day coaches and two sleepers. None of the coaches left the track. The cause of the derailment has not been ascertained. The train was able to proceed south after a short delay.

The Daily Northwestern, Oshkosh, WI 19 Feb 1910