Marysville, CA Train Derailed, Nov 1906
BEGS FRIENDS TO KILL HIM.
FIREMAN PINNED BENEATH WRECK OF S. P. TRAIN AT THE TOWN OF MARYSVILLE.
Marysville, Nov. 10. -- A northbound Southern Pacific train was derailed here this afternoon, the engine, tender and baggage car going off a fifteen-foot embankment. Engineer McMANARA was hurt internally and badly scalded. Fireman ED ALLEN had his left leg broken and his body and limbs fearfully scalded. He was pinned in the wrecked cab and could not escape the steam. The men worked with hatchets to cut away the copper pipes holding him before he could be released. No passengers were injured. Express messenger J. MARSTON'S hand was injured. One hundred feet of track were torn up.
Heavy hauling for the Western Pacific grade caused the earth to pack next to the rails at the Ninth and K street crossing and the pilot wheels of the engine jumped the track, running the locomotive on the ties for a hundred feet before it went over the embankment into a lot at the bottom. The scene while Fireman ALLEN was being released was pitiful, he pleading with the rescuers to have mercy and kill him to end his misery.
Oakland Tribune California 1906-11-11