Laurys, PA Train Wreck, Dec 1899
Fatal Collision in Pennsylvania.
Passenger train No. 18 on the Jersey Central railroad, east-bound, ran into the rear end of extra coal train No. 426, opposite Laurys, between Siegfried and Treichlers. Engineer FRED F. YEOMANS, Fireman WILLIAM H. SMITH and Baggage Master THOMAS HERTH of the passenger train and Flagman GEORGE HAHN of the coal train were buried under the wreck and killed. The bodies have not yet been recovered. The wreck caught fire, and engine No. 574, smoker and baggage car of the passenger train were burned. The day coach escaped the flames.
Ticonderoga Sentinel 1899-12-21