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Warren, PA Locomotive Boiler Explosion, Dec 1927

BOILER OF ENGINE EXPLODES; 2 DEAD.

Warren, Pa., Dec. 28 -- (AP) -- Two trainmen were killed instantly at the west city limits of Warren today, when a local Pennsylvania passenger train jumped the tracks and the boiler of the locomotive exploded.
M. G. KERNICK, fireman, of Erie and EDWARD METZGER, engineer of Warren, were killed.
The train running from Erie to Emporium Junction was behind time because of heavy snow. As the train passed the city limits the locomotive jumped the tracks, rolled down a thirty foot embankment and blew up. A postal storage car, baggage and mail car and a combinationi car were derailed. The last coach, carrying about 29 passengers, remained on the tracks and the passengers escaped injury.
METZGER was taken to Warren General Hospital, where he died an hour later.
Railroad officials said the locomotive boiler blew up after the engine rolled down the bank. Nearby residents, however, said they believed the boiler blew up first causing the engine to jump the track.

North Adams Transcript Massachusetts 1927-12-20

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