Muncie, IN Trains Collide, Jan 1888


Muncie, Ind., Jan. 31. -- The east bound Bee Line express, due here at 4:30 yesterday morning, came into the city at the rate of fifty miles an hour and crashed into a freight engine standing east of the depot. The air brakes of the express werer unmanageable and the train could not be checked. Both engines were almost entirely ruined, together with two palace cars, several coaches and freight cars. Fire immediately broke out in the palace cars. The city fire department was summoned and did all the service possible, but the cars were ruined. The tracks were torn up for rods and the gates and station house smashed to the ground. Miraculously no one was hurt except the freight engineer, who is seriously injured.

The Elyria Democrat Ohio 1888-02-02