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Deerfield, IL Locomotive Boiler Explosion, Mar 1920

FREIGHT ENGINEER KILLED.

Locomotive Boiler Explodes; Two Trainmen Injured.

CHICAGO (AP)---W. McManus, engineer, 30 years old, of Milwaukee, was killed and two other members of the crew of a Chicago, Milwaukee & St. Paul freight train were injured when the boiler of the locomotive exploded Sunday at Deerfield, Ill.

The injured were: Joseph Dell of Milwaukee, fireman, and James Leather, brakeman. Dell was in critical condition Sunday night.

The Idaho Daily Statesman, Boise, ID 29 Mar 1920



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