New Paris, IN Railroad Accident, July 1891
A BRAKEMAN'S HORRIBLE FATE.
Goshen, Ind., July 13. -- Friday night, at midnight, JOHN W. ATCHINSON, aged 25, a brakeman on the Cincinnati, Wabash and Michigan railway, met his death in a shocking manner at New Paris.
He was one of the crew of a northbound freight, which broke in two near New Paris. While the train was backing to be coupled together he fell off the car just as the train came together, and was caught. His body was crushed in two at the waist line. Consciousness lasted but a moment, long enough for him to say to a fellow brakeman,
"I'm dying. Get JOHN, and pray with me." It was necessary to move the train to get the body out.
Evening Bulletin Maysville Kentucky 1891-07-13