Dillon, MT Train Wreck, Dec 1887

A Disastrous Freight Wreck.

BUTTE, M.T., December 31. -- A collision occurred yesterday on the Utah & Northern Road near the city of Dillon, M. T., which resulted in the death of one man and the very serious injury of another, besides heavy damage to railroad property. It was caused by the breaking away of a long train of coal cars at Springhill, sixty miles distant, the grade being downward. After running wild that distance it collided with the freight train. As a result of the accident Fireman Patrick McShane was instantly killed and Engineer John Sweeney was seriously hurt. The cars of both trains were completely wrecked.

Cleveland Leader, Cleveland, OH, 1 Jan 1888