Stoop's Ferry, PA Railroad Wreck, Mar 1886


Pittsburg, Penn., March 21. -- A freight train on the Pittsburg and Lake Erie Railroad rain into a landslide near Stoop's Ferry, Penn., about 11 o'clock last night, precipitating the entire train of 20 cars over and embankment and instantly killing Conductor WILLIAM CLYMER, of Jersey City, and Fireman FRED KIRCHNER, of Pittsburg. The engine was wrecked and nine cars were reduced to kindling wood. CLYMER was found mashed to death under one of the cars and KIRCHNER was crushed beneath the engine. The balance of the crew escaped injury. The loss to the railroad company is estimated at $120,000.

The New York Times New York 1886-03-22