Forest, AL Train Collision, Mar 1896

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SCALDED TO DEATH.

ENGINEER ADAMS KILLED IN A COLLISION.

HIS FIREMAN BADLY INJURED -- A PASSENGER TRAIN COLLIDES WITH TWO FLAT CARS.

Montgomery, Ala., March 1 -- (Special) -- A collision occurred on the Louisville and Nashville railroad near Forest, fifty miles south of here, about 5 o'clock this morning, in which Engineer HARVEY ADAMS was killed and his colored fireman, BOWDEN, was fatally injured, it is believed.
No. 2 passenger north bound was met on the track by two flat cars loaded with logs and a heavy piece of timber was plunged with such force into the front of the engine that it passed almost entirely through the boiler, bursting it, of course, and scalding the engineer and fireman.
The engine was demolished and the baggage car was badly damaged, but the passengers escaped without injury, the coaches not even leaving the track.
General Passenger Agent ATMORE was in a sleeper and was not even awakened. Engineer ADAMS and his fireman lived in Mobile and both had families. The track has already been cleared.

The Atlanta Constitution Georgia 1896-03-02