Eatonton, GA Train Wreck, Jan 1889

Clearing Away The Wreck

On The Eatonton and Gordon Railroad - Some Cars Destroyed.

Eatonton, Ga., February 2. – [Special.] – Your correspondent visited the scene of the accident on the Eatonton and Gordon railroad and found the wreck even worse than at first reported. The cause of the accident is supposed to have been the breaking down of the truck under a guano car. The baggage, mail and express cars are badly torn up, but the passenger coach did not suffer so much. After removing the irons from the freight cars today, the balance was burned, being too badly torn up to repair. A construction train has been upon the scene since Thursday morning, and to-day trains passed over the trestle for the first time since the accident. Mr. J. C. ADAMS, the postal clerk who sustained the greatest injuries, is improving, and with the aid of crutches is able to be out. It is, indeed, a miracle that the passengers and cars escaped without greater injury.

The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA 3 Feb 1889