Van Lear Train Wreck 1911

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Van Lear Train Wreck 1911 - G KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK Men Riding on...
G KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK Men Riding on Locomotive Pilot Crushed Crushed When Cars Are Struck Ashland Ky Jan 2 Six persons were killed In a wreck on the Miller Creek Railway near Van Lear a few miles above Paintsville Ky last night Of the victims four were passengers and the others trainmen The dead - WILLIAM AKERS brakeman Catt - Ietsburg Ky JOHN WORLEY conductor Louisa L G PiNDON Van Lear Ky F E FUGATE Van Lear Ky LEMUEL MILLS Van Lear Ky L A SMELTZER Ironton Ky The accident was caused by a collision between a locomotive and - three coal cars of a mixed train which broke away while the train was coming down the branch line to connect with the Chesapeake and Ohio passenger train at Van Lear On the return trip the mixed train ran Into these cars The dead men were riding upon the pilot of the locomotive

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  1. The Washington Post,
  2. 03 Jan 1911, Tue,
  3. Page 5

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