Oakland, ME Train Wreck, Jun 1889

Several Persons Injured in a Culvert Accident at Oakland, Maine.

OAKLAND, Me., June 11.---Train No. 13, due here at 4 p. m., was wrecked a mile and a half west of this station. A heavy shower had raised Benson Brook and washed out a culvert. The engineers saw the danger, but not in time to stop the train. The engine passed safely over the weakest culvert, but the tender, baggage, express and mail cars stopped on the brink. The following persons were injured: William Underwood, of Lewiston, engineer, arms and legs and breast injured, not dangerous; E. S. Coburn, of South Unity, fireman, legs badly crushed; Mail Agent Patterson, legs and left hand badly hurt; Mail Agent Speare, of Gardner, legs crushed, dangerous; Mail Agent Libby, of Portland, ribs broken, and H. Stevens, express messenger, one leg torn off and the other badly crushed. It will take two or three days to clear the wreck.

Aberdeen Daily News, Aberdeen, SC 12 Jun 1889