Hematite, MO Train Derailed By Flood, June 1938

ENGINEER BELIEVED DEAD IN RAIL CRASH CAUSED BY FLOOD.

St. Louis, June 11 (AP) -- Engineer W. W. MULLROY of Bismark, Mo., was believed to have been killed when Missouri Pacific passenger train No. 7, bound for Little Rock, Ark., was derailed early today by swollen flood waters near Hematite, 33 miles south of here.
The railroad offices here reported, however, that none of the passengers was injured.
Several hours after the accident, MULLROY'S body had not been located.
The train struck about five feet of water -- an overflow from Joachin Creek caused by heavy rains last night.
The engine overturned and the next four cars left the tracks, but none of the passenger equipment -- several chair cars and sleepers -- was affected, the railroad reported.

Syracuse Herald New York 1938-06-11

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Correction of above information

The name of the engineer who died on June 11, 1938, was William Washington Malloy (not Mullroy). He was my grandfather. It's true that none of the passengers were seriously injured.

Its Joachim Creek.

Its Joachim Creek.