Newburg, OH Train Wreck, June 1890
A FREIGHT TRAIN GOES THROUGH A PASSENGER.
Cleveland, June 13. -- A passenger train on the Connatton Valley Railroad, was run into this morning by a switch engine at Newburg, a suburb two miles from here. Nobody was killed, but twelve or thirteen were wounded, some seriously. A freight train ploughed through the passenger train at a crossing.
The accident was caused by a misunderstanding as to signals. The engineers of both trains thought the signals were for them to "go ahead." The result was that the passenger train got part of the way over the crossing when the freight dashed into it, wrecking one car. It was almost miraculous that no lives were lost. It is not believed that any of the wounded will die.
Oakland Tribune California 1890-06-13