Georgetown, CO Train Wreck, Feb 1885
Blown From the Track.
Denver Tribune-Republican, Feb. 5.
A serious accident occurred on the Colorado Central yesterday afoernoon[sic] shortly after 2 o'clock, by which eighteen persons were more or less injured. The passenger train, No. 282, which left Georgetown at 2 o'clock, encountered a strong gale at a point about one-fourth of a mile this side of that town, and was overturned and thrown down an embankment about four feet high. There were two passenger coaches, an express car and the locomotive and tender in the train, and the entire train was blown from the track and turned over so that the passenger coaches lay on their roofs with their wheels in the air. The conductor's name is ANDY INGLING and the engineer's JOHN KEEP, who had charge of the train. They concluded that it would be better not to run during the continuance of the storm, and therefore stopped the train. It was at that time that the wind struck the cars broadside and overthrew them. There were twenty passengers on the train and eighteen of them were more or less injured.
As soon as the news of the accident reached Georgetown, the citizens of that place rushed down to the scene of the wreck, and gave all the aid in their power to the wounded and suffering. Doctors were summoned from Georgetown and the wounded were removed to houses in the vicinity of the accident, where they were cared for in the best manner possible. Information of the disaster was telegraphed to Denver and a wrecking train was ordered out immediately from Golden, and it left that place at 8:45 p. m. DR. WRIGHT, one of the Union Pacific Company surgeons, left the city on the regular train at 3 o'clock for the purpose of caring for the wounded.
The following are the names ___________ were injured:
C. L. FUREY, of the _______________ Denver; scalp wound.
S. F. ELDRED, of ____________________ Denver; nose split ________ .
J. L. BROWN, Denver; right __________ left arm bruised and scalp wound.
MRS. MARION DOOLEY, Denver; internal injuries, probably fatal.
MISS JULIET COLLISTER, grand-daughter of the former; head bruised.
MRS. SARAH PATTERSON, Lawson; head cut, right wrist cut.
JAMES A. MOORE, Georgetown; scalp wound and both sides bruised.
MRS. PATRICK HOLLAND, Red Elephant; internal injuries, scalp wound.
MISS MAMIE HOLLAND, Red Elephant; large gash over left eye and body bruised.
H. A. SPRUANCE, Auditor of State; internal injury, two ribs broken.
MISS HATTIE, daughter of the former; severely bruised.
MAJOR E. REED, Denver; bruised about the head and sides.
WILLIAM H. BRYANT, Denver; face scarred, lift hip and arm bruised.
AL CREIGHTON, brakeman; face and head bruised and right leg broken.
J. H. FARLING, baggagemaster, shoulder bruised.
E. JOHNSON, mail agent, back hurt.
FRANK CONKTRIE, news agent, back hurt, ribs broken and internal injuries.
JOHN C. POWERS, of the firm of HAYWARD & POWERS, Denver, considerably shaken up, nervous prostration.
White Pine Cone Colorado 1885-02-20