Talmadge, OH Train Wreck, Jan 1889 - Death on the Siding

DEATH ON THE SIDING.

CAUSED BY THE CARELESSNESS OF A FLAGMAN.

EIGHT PERSONS INSTANTLY KILLED

And Over a Dozen Severely Injured---A Horrible Accident on the New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio Railroad.

YOUNGSTOWN, January 14.---Passenger train No. 8, bound for New York, on the New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio railroad, while running fifty-miles an hours this morning, struck a freight train, head end, near Talmadge, Ohio. Both engineers, both firemen, and eight passengers were killed and fourteen passengers were badly injured. The freight train was attempting to make a siding, and had sent out a flagman who failed to signal the passenger train. The wreck is more serious than the one at Rittman, when the Grand Army train was wrecked.

ANOTHER DISPATCH.

CLEVELAND, O., January 14.---Particulars of the accidents on the New York, Pennsylvania and Ohio road, near Kent, as far as known at the general office in this city, are that the third section of freight train No. 81, west, broke in two between Kent and Talmadge. The front end of the train was put on a side track and a flagman was left at Talmadge to flag passenger train No. 8, east bound, then nearly due. The flagman imagined he heard a whistled signal from his engine to return to the train, and did not perform the duty required of him. The engines came together with fatal results to eight persons and injuries to six others. Those reported killed are:

Engineer HUNTINGTON, Fireman WALTERS, Brakeman BRASHFORD, Express Messenger LANDY, MARY LYON, little six-year-old GIRL of Cherrytree, N. Y., and three CHINAMEN.

The Atlanta Constitution, Atlanta, GA 15 Jan 1889