Montoursville Station, PA Railroad Collision, Aug 1864


A collision occurred on the Pennsylvania and Erie Railroad at Montoursville Station on the morning of the 16th inst. As near as we can learn, the facts are as follows:
The Express train west was an hour and a half behind time, and had orders to pass the down Mail train at Montoursville Station. While the Express train was backing out the siding, the Mail train going at full speed ran into it. Both engines were disabled and several cars badly mashed. Some half a dozen passengers were seriously injured.
Among the number was E. P. McCormick of this place, who had one of his legs broken in two places. Those who were injured were standing on the platforms of the cars.
From the Clinton Democrat.

The Elk Advocate Ridgway Pennsylvania 1864-08-27