Revere, MO Train Wreck, May 1892

A TERRIBLE TRAIN WRECK.

A Santa Fe Train Goes Through a Bridge and Seven Passengers Are Killed.

A terrible accident occurred shortly before 1 o'clock Thursday morning on the Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe at the little town of Revere in Missouri. The through California vestibuled express, due in Chicago at 9:30 [?] a.m., went through a bridge into a creek swollen by the heavy rains of the previous night.

When the accident occurred a severe storm was raging and the train was running at a reduced rate of speed. Near Revere is a small stream which the road crosses by means of a wooden pile trestle. There was an unusually heavy rainfall for several hours before the express was due there, and the little stream was swollen till it pressed beyond its banks. The pressure of the water moved the wooden bridge on its foundation until was out of line with the track. As the bridge was not washed away it was impossible for the engineer at a distance to see that there was anything wrong. The engine left the track and it and the bridge went down into the creek, followed by two baggage cars, the mail car, the tourists' sleeper and a Pullman car. The California sleeper, the last car in the train, remained on the rails.

The scenes immediately after the train went down were awful. The cars were all filled with passengers, dozens of whom were seen struggling in the water. Those who were unhurt at once went to the rescue of the others, and messengers were sent to Medill, a junction town a few miles away.

Seven persons, including a woman and her child, are known to have been killed, and a large number of other passengers were injured.

Davis County Clipper Utah 1892-05-13

A TERRIBLE TRAIN WRECK.

A Santa Fe Train Goes Through a Bridge and Seven Passengers Are Killed.

A terrible accident occurred shortly before 1 o'clock Thursday morning on the Atchison, Topeka & Sante Fe at the little town of Revere in Missouri. The through California vestibuled express, due in Chicago at 9:30 a. m., went through a bridge into a creek swollen by the heavy rains of the previous night.

When the accident occurred a severe storm was raging and the train was running at a reduced rate of speed. Near Revere is a small stream which the road crosses by means of a wooden pile trestle. There was an unusually heavy rainfall for several hours before the express was due there, and the little stream was swollen till it pressed beyond its banks. The pressure of the water moved the wooden bridge on its foundations until was out of line with the track. As the bridge was not washed away it was impossible for the engineer at a distance to see that there was anything wrong. The engine left the track and it and the bridge went down into the creek, followed by two baggage cars, the mail car, the tourists' sleeper and a Pullman car. The California sleeper, the last car in the train, remained on the rails.

The scenes immediately after the train went down were awful. The cars were all filled with passengers, dozens of whom were seen struggling in the water. Those who were unhurt at once went to the rescue of the others, and messengers were sent to Medill, a junction town a few miles away.

Seven persons, including a woman and her child, are known to have been killed, and a large number of other passengers were injured.

Castle Rock Journal Colorado 1892-05-11

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