Columbus, OH Train Wreck, Aug 1889


COLUMBUS, Ohio, Aug. 16.---A freight wreck occurred on the Cincinnati, St. Louis and Pittsburg Road two miles west of here at 2:35 this morning. The first section of train No. 42 stopped to shift cars to a siding. The caboose and most of the cars composing the train were left standing on the main track. The second section ran into the caboose, wrecking five cars and the engine.

James Mears, stock dealer of Steubenville, was sleeping in the caboose, and is fatally injured, his neck being broken. Engineer Ed Stolz of Bradford and Fireman John Gardner of Columbus were slightly scalded and bruised. The company's loss will probably exceed $8,000.

The New York Times, New York, NY 17 Aug 1889