Philadelphia, PA Train Wreck, Jul 1838
Rail Road Accident. On the 26th, ult. a Mrs. Ross and her daughter, and Mr. Daniel Stewart, engineer, were killed, and a Miss Shaver badly scalded, by a locomotive running off the track on the Portage Railroad. The Locomotive it is said, was going at the rate of a mile a minute when the accident occurred.---Phila. Gaz.
The Farmers' Cabinet, Amherst, NH 31 Aug 1838