Bluefield, WV Train Derailment, Jul 1937

Engineer, Fireman Killed By Blast

BLUEFIELD, W. Va., July 1.—(AP)—A Norfolk and Western railway locomotive leaped the tracks and exploded last night 20 miles from Bluefield, killing the fireman and engineer. A brakeman was injured.

Fire spurting from the blast-wrecked engine destroyed the home of Lyle Radcliffe and swept 18 derailed freight cars.

Abilene Reporter News, Abilene, TX 2 Jul 1937