Greenwood, KS Train Wreck, Jun 1901


Frisco Passenger Train Derailed in Kansas
and Many Passengers Are Hurt.
Particulars Are Meager.

Wichita, Kan., June 8. --The 'Frisco passenger train which left here at 1 o'clock for the East, was wrecked at Greenwood at 4 o'clock this afternoon, but so far as heard from no one was killed. Conductor E.C. ACRES had his leg broken and was seriously hurt about the head. It is said he cannot live.

The dining car and sleeper were both burned, catching fire from the cooking range.

The dining car was ahead of the sleeper. Its front axle broke, the car falling to the track at that end. The Pullman tipped over it and both fell off the track at that end. Governor Stanley's partner, Mr. Vermillion, telegraphs to the Eagle that many are seriously injured. A wrecking train which left here at 5 o'clock carrying physicians has not yet returned.

A telegram received here late to-night from the scene of the wreck says that seven persons are very seriously injured. No names have been obtainable so far.

The Anaconda Standard, Anaconda, MT 9 Jun 1901


The fatally injured are: Mrs. K. W. Smith of New Kirk, O. T., and Conductor Eckers. The names of the other injured are not yet obtainable.

Davenport Daily Leader, Davenport, IA 9 Jun 1901



Causes Death of Two and injury of Others.

Wichita, Kan., June 8, --Eastbound Frisco passenger train No. 108, which left here this afternoon, was wrecked at Greenwood, sixty miles east, injuring ten persons, two of whom may die. Fatally injured:

MRS. W. H. SMITH of Newkirk, O.T.
Conductor ECKERS.

The names of the others injured are not yet obtainable. All the injured have ben [sic] taken to Fall River and physicians have gone from here to attend them.

The train was going at the rate of thirty miles an hour and at an abrupt turn at Greenwood station the dining car and sleeper jumped the track. The range in the dining car was upset and live coals set fire to the car and both derailed cars were totally consumed. None of the other passenger coaches were injured.

The Daily Review, Decatur, Illinois 9 Jun 1901