Phoenix, AZ Dynamite Car on Freight Train Explodes, Jun 1903

MUCH DYNAMITE EXPLODES.

PHOENIX, Ariz., June 5.---An explosion was heard here tonight in the direction of Alhambra. A freight train on the Santa Fe, Prescott & Phoenix has not arrived and the wires are down. A relief train is making upu.[sic] The supposition is that a car of dynamite on the freight train blew up.

The Duluth News Tribune, Duluth, MN 6 Jun 1903

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DYNAMITE EXPLOSION.

Two Carloads on Freight Train in Arizona Blow Up.

Phoenix, Ariz., June 5.---A big explosion was heard here about 9 o'clock tonight in the direction of Alhambra.

A freight train on the Santa Fe, Prescott and Phoenix railroad has not arrived and the wires are down. Later it was learned that two cars of dynamite on the southbound freight train was blown up five miles from Phoenix. The only persons injured were Engineer Chambers and Fireman Shipp. They will both recover.

The Idaho Daily Statesman, Boise, ID 6 Jun 1903

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The relief train sent out on the Santa Fe., Prescott and Phoenix railroad to investigate the cause of the explosion heard at Phoenix, Ariz., Friday night, reported that two cars of giant powder on the southbound freight train had blown up five miles from Phoenix. So far as known the only persons injured were Engineers Chambers and Fireman Shipp. Both will recover. No details have been learned regarding the damage to the track.

Springfield Sunday Republican, Springfield, MA 7 Jun 1903

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