Needles, CA Train Wreck, Nov 1901


Santa Fe Trains Wrecked in Arizona Carried Many Letters.

Los Angeles, Cal., Nov. 21.---In the disastrous wreck that occurred yesterday on the Santa Fe road near the Needles the entire mail carried by both trains was burned.

At least 30,000 letters mailed in this city for the East were destroyed. No registered mail was lost, none being carried on the limited trains.

Of the thirteen victims of the disaster taken to the hospital all will probably recover with the exception of R. R. Higgens, conductor of No. 3, who was badly scalded.

Dallas Morning News, Dallas, TX 22 Nov 1901

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