Nashville, TN Train Wreck, May 1899


NASHVILLE, TENN., May 31. - Nine people were injured, two of them seriously, in a head-end collision of local passenger trains on the Louisville & Nashville road twenty-five miles south of here at 6 o'clock last evening. Both engines and the baggage cars were smashed, while Engineers Burns and Shugart received serious internal injuries.

Seven passengers were slightly hurt, as follows:
Pickens, W. H. Chicago.
Howard, J. E., Thompson Station, Tenn.
Sowell, W. J., Columbia, Tenn.
Lawrence, J. W., Burwood, Tenn.
Bowers, J. H., Macon, Ga.
Coles, Henry, and daughter, Nashville.

The trains came together on the main track, half way between West Harpeth and Thompson Station, but who is at fault has not been determined.

Fort Wayne News, Fort Wayne, IN 31 May 1899