St. Louis, MO Train Wreck, Dec 1897
JUMPED THE TRACK
PILOT ENGINE GOES OFF A BRIDGE INCLINE WITH FATAL RESULTS.
St. Louis, Dec. 19.--While piloting a heavy freight train up Merchants' Bridge incline today, an engine of the Terminal Railroad Association jumped the track and plunged to the ground below. Fireman Al Pensinger was instantly killed, Engineer J. H. McCullough was dashed head first through a cab window and badly injured, and W. H. Cobb, yard agent at the east side yard of the Terminal, had several ribs broken.
In addition to receiving other injuries, Pensinger was crushed into an unrecognizable mass under the engine. He was married and leaves a widow.
The Morning Herald, Lexington, KY 20 Dec 1897