Trempealeau, WI Train Plunges Through Bridge, Sep 1913
COSTLY TRAIN IS WRECKED.
ORIENTAL LIMITED PLUNGES INTO BURNING BRIDGE AND NO ONE IS INJURED SERIOUSLY.
La Crosse, Wis., Sept. 20. -- When the Oriental limited, the Burlington's crack coast train, plunged through a burning bridge at Treaupealeau [sic] on Thursday. Fifteen were slightly injured and of the scores of passengers no one was killed. The property loss is $100,000 a baggage car, smoker coach and two tourist sleepers being burned when a gas tank under the diner exploded. The engine and Pullmans remained on the track.
Stevens Point Daily Journal Wisconsin 1913-09-27