Ridgway, PA Man Killed by Train, Aug 1864


A man apparently about 50 years of age was killed at this place on Tuesday morning last, by being run over by a down freight train. The accident occurred at a point of the road below the gas works, and about one third of a mile from the passenger depot, in the endeavors of the deceased, unobserved by the attendants of the train, to get on the caboose car. He seized the railing of the caboose but in his endeavors to gain a foothold fell on the track, the car passing over his body and right arm. Not the slightest blame can be attached to those connected with the train, nor can all the precautions of a railroad company prevent accidents resulting from the folly of persons attempting to get on a train under speed.
The deceased, we learn, has been identified as MR. JAMES LINDEY, of Dunstown, Clinton County.
West Branch Democrat.

The Elk Advocate Ridgway Pennsylvania 1864-08-27