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Tucson, AZ Train Wreck, Dec 1909

TWO MEN KILLED IN TRAIN WRECK

Twenty-three Persons Injured, 10 Seriously, By Accident on Southern Pacific.

TUCSON, Ariz. Dec. 19.---Engineer Tom Walker and Fireman P. W. Bower, both of Tucson, were killed, 10 persons seriously injured and 13 others cut and bruised when cast-bound Southern Pacific train No. 4, formerly known as the Golden State limited, was wrecked three miles west of Benson at 4 o'clock this morning. The most seriously injured were brought here. The train was running 30 miles and hour. Southern Pacific officials say the train struck a curve at too high speed.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 20 Dec 1909



article | by Dr. Radut