Fraser River, BC Train Derailment, Dec 1901
A LOCOMOTIVE AND THREE CARS.
ROLL DOWN AN EMBANKMENT AND TRAINMEN ARE KILLED.
ENGINEER AND FIREMAN ARE CRUSHED TO DEATH.
THE ACCIDENT OCCURS ON THE CANADIAN PACIFIC WHERE THE ROAD MAKES A DANGEROUS CURVE FOUR HUNDRED FEET ABOVE THE FRAZIER RIVER.
Vancouver, B.C., Dec. 7 -- As a Canadian Pacific freight train was proceeding east at slow rate around a dangerous curve 400 feet above the Frazier [sic] River, Engineer RANDALL suddenly come upon a rock slide scarcely 50 yards ahead of him.
A signal was given to the brakemen and the engine was reversed, but too late. The train was going scarcely five miles an hour, but the moving train behind piled the engine on the rocks, and before the engineer and fireman could jump the engine rolled over and over 300 feet down the sheer bluff toward the river. Engineer RANDALL and Fireman POTRUFF were crushed to death beneath the engine. Three cars were wrecked, going over the embankment after the engine.
Marion Daily Star Ohio 1901-12-07