Nay Aug, PA Train Wreck, Sept 1899


Local Train Strikes a Freight---Two Brakemen Killed.

SCRANTON, Penn., Sept. 11.--- A coal train on the Delaware, Lackawanna and Western dashed into the rear end of a freight train just as it had pulled out of a switch at Nay Aug, five miles south of here, to-night, wrecking the caboose of the freight train and killing two of its seven occupants. The killed are Joseph Parry and Patrick Mullen, both brakemen.

There were five other men in the caboose, three railroaders and two drovers, but all escaped injury, excepting Conductor John Kearney, who received an abrasion of the head, and Brakeman Patrick Cavanaugh, who had his hand cut.

The New York Times, New York, NY 12 Sept 1899