Trempealeau, WI Train Plunges Through Bridge, Sep 1913

COSTLY TRAIN IS WRECKED.

ORIENTAL LIMITED PLUNGES INTO BURNING BRIDGE AND NO ONE IS INJURED SERIOUSLY.

La Crosse, Wis., Sept. 20. -- When the Oriental limited, the Burlington's crack coast train, plunged through a burning bridge at Treaupealeau [sic] on Thursday. Fifteen were slightly injured and of the scores of passengers no one was killed. The property loss is $100,000 a baggage car, smoker coach and two tourist sleepers being burned when a gas tank under the diner exploded. The engine and Pullmans remained on the track.

Stevens Point Daily Journal Wisconsin 1913-09-27

Comments

Trempealeau

Thanks for catching that! It's fixed now - and we added [sic] to the misspelling in the old newspaper article.

Trempealeau

Amazed to see this, as I live in Trempealeau County part of the year.
Please fix the spelling.

The name derives from the French work " tremper" to dip or soak ... a l'eau in the water

There's a "mountain" at Trempealeau that "dips" its feet in the water of the Mississippi River