Michael Langan 30 December 1926
TO FREIGHT TRAINS WRECKED EARLY TODAY From Our) and .several loaded cars u Johnson, according to the com- had be.en an engineer for lo pany years and had a clear record. Lnngan had benn working nights as a railroader while romplutitig hjs college course at Lafayette, usually worked n few nlglits week In the railroad wards at ton aiul every fourth night, went o n long freight run. Lohigh Valley trains were being routed through Scranton today from PHtston to Waverly, N. Y., as a result result of tho wreck. C. M. Curry, of Plttston. was slightly scalded. He was head brokuman of the fast freight but was loading coal into the, automatic coal feeder of the locomotive, while Langan wa-% up with the engineer. Curry said he was .suddenly thrown against tho fire box and tho next, he knew, hn was being pulled out of tho wreckage. Rome of the derailed cars went down tho embankment to, the river. A TTEN I)K D COM /EG15. Scranton, Pa.. Today.— (/I 3 ). — Michael Langan, one of the men killed In a wrouk at Rummorflold on tho Lohigh Valley railroad today was a son of Mrs. Mary Langan, of Plttston, and a brother of School Director Director Ambrose Langan, of. that city. It wa.s learned bore today that Langan has been working nights ao a railroader on the Lehigh .Valley while completing his college career. Ho usually worked u few nights a Vook'ln the railroad yards at Kaston nnd every fourth night went on n. long freight run. Tfto Lehigh Valley trains wore being-routed being-routed through Scranton today from Plttston to waverly,-N. Y., as a result of the wreck which closed both main tracks at. Rummorfield. of a Bethlehem, Pa.',. Today. — (^P). — Tho Lohigh Valley railroad official statement of the 'wreck today at Rummorfield, Pa;, in which two men wero killed tuiytl*. "The cause of the accident which happened at Rumintirflold, Pa,, has not been determined, but an Investigation Investigation is under way. Fast, freight engine No. 2111, west hound ran Into the roar end of an extra freight train west boundi, consisting of empty cars nnd drawn by engine No. 461. The engine of the fast freight. was derailed and thrown over on Us sldo ami 19 empty cars of the extra freight wero derailed, aleo several loaded cars on the fast freight. Three tracks were blocked. John F. Johnson, Johnson, of Lohlghton, aged 49, an engineer engineer sinco May 1, 1911, with A clear record, was killed. His fireman, fireman, Michael Langan, 41, of I'Uts- ton, nn extra engineer since 19.11, was also killed.