Delhi, OH Railroad Collision, Feb 1885

RAILROAD ACCIDENT.

AN EXPRESS TRAIN ON THE O. & M. RAILROAD RUNS INTO AN ACCOMMODATION TRAIN - MANY INJURED, SEVERAL FATALLY.

Cincinnati, February 21. - This morning the St. Louis express train on the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad ran into a commuter's train at Delhi. The accommodation train was full with suburban residents of this city.
The trouble was caused by an open switch, blocked by the ice, it is said, which allowed the express to dash into the rear cars of the other train. There the commuters were sitting reading their papers, chatting, and with no thought of danger in their minds. All at once came an awful shock, a jar, the crash of splintering wood and the loud hiss of escaping steam. Then there was a forward plunge, and there arose cries of agony from those who had been injured. The last two cars of the front train were telescoped.
The following is the list of injured:
NELSON SAYLER, the well known attorney, badly hurt and bruised.
R. P. PRICE, of Price Hill.
A. D. CLARK, of Home City, seriously.
W. J. ROBINSON, baggage-master, living at 165 Barr Street, badly injured.
MR. SNYDER, of Fern Bank, slightly injured.
J. H. LONG, of Fern Bank, very badly hurt.
E. T. WOODRUFF, internally injured. He has been taken to his home, and as yet nothing is definitely known of his condition.
MR. DRAKE, of North Bend, seriously hurt.
JUDGE CONNER, living at North Bend, seriously hurt.
T. M. SNOWDON, the Fourth Street carpet man, leg broken and badly bruised.
MR. SMITH, of Fern Bank, slightly hurt.
MR. McQUEETY, of the Third National Bank, living at Home City, slightly hurt.
MR. TRUMBOWER, hurt, but it is not known how seriously.
MR. GEORGE SCHNEIDER, Assistant Cashier at Post Office, was dangerously injured.

The Rugby Gazette and East Tennessee News 1885-02-28