Edward DeSanno The Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, IN May 26 1885, Pg 1

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Edward DeSanno
The Indianapolis News, Indianapolis, IN
May 26 1885, Pg 1 - I j j EHIOUS 15 E L.T AY It EC K. avn An tntire...
I j j EHIOUS 15 E L.T AY It EC K. avn An tntire Train Crw liijurnl llniue ItatUy SiuaMhesl and ! , . .u.-i .u.-i .u.-i J.u 'i ; . . . 0 . , , . t . , , . bash extension of the licit Road at t o clock 1 n. s morning.; Engine No. 10, lielonging to the Belt A I'uion Com pan v, while hauling a 'ptiK-k 'ptiK-k 'ptiK-k train to the StK-k StK-k StK-k Y'anls, in passing over a frog connected with the electric interlocking interlocking switch apiaratus, near Brit;htwooil,' was unaccountably thrown from the track. i The sneed of the engine was twentv miles mi hour, and upon leaving the rails it ploughed across the irutter at the side of the track aud drove into a mud-bank, mud-bank, mud-bank, completely wrecking the ; machinery and doubling the tender upon the boiler. There were fivermen on Ioard of the engine at the time, as --follows: --follows: --follows: --follows: James Bolton, conductor; Ilenry Hoy, engineer; William Fiyans, fireman; Eslward DeSanno, brakeuuin; and a stvtion hand, Wui. 11. Heftrick. All of them were more or less injured from bruises or scalds, hiugineer Hoy w as' thrown under the engine and was piuioned in the midst of the escaping escaping steam for fifteen minutes. Heroic efl'orts for his rescue .were made. Gid Wymer. a brakeman, who was on the train, but not in the w reck, hurried forward w ith an ax and cut away the timber from the imprisoned engineer, w hill' such of the other train men as could move about, s.ured water from the tender Upon the injured man. Hoy was found to Iv badly bruised and scalded, but Will recover. ! He' was removed to the hor.ie of his mother, coriicr of New Jersey and North ; streets. Brakeman DeSanno junicd in liine to clear the wrtvk, but in alighting received painful bruises. He lives at 2.10 West Market stroetf whither he was removeil in the city ambulance. ambulance. Mr. Bolton went down into the w reck and was disabled from bruises on the head and back, aud severe scalds on the right leg. He has been made as comfortable as Kssible at the home of his daughter, Mrs. Lehman, 3.11 Massachusetts uvenue. ' Fireman EvaTts eseacd serious injury, liettrick was crushed iu one lix't, aud was scalded aud bruised. The loss occasioned w ill be considerable, but it w ill not lie kuown whether tlie' wreck of the engine is total until it can be dug out from the mud in which it rests. Onlv one Or two cars followed the engine oil' the track. Trains on the main line of the Belt ore not nterfered wiih bv the wrtvk. 1- 1-

Clipped from The Indianapolis News26 May 1885, TuePage 1

The Indianapolis News (Indianapolis, Indiana)26 May 1885, TuePage 1
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