Gorham, KS Train Wreck, Dec 1929
FIVE PERSONS WERE INJURED IN TRAIN CRASH.
Gorham, Kansas -- (AP) -- Five persons were injured, several of them seriously , when two Union Pacific passenger train collided a mile east of here this morning.
The collision occurred at a siding near an oil refinery, the locomotives of passenger train number 28, eastbound, and passenger train number 24, westbound, striking head on. Both trains operated between Kansas City and Denver.
In pulling on to the siding, the engine of the eastbound train failed to clear the main line. The engineer of westbound train number 21, believing the main line was open, proceeded and the two locomotives crashed together.
Injured taken to a hospital at Hays, where their condition was said not to be critical were:
THOMAS MORAN, 44, Kansas City, a baggageman.
JAMES J. WALTON, 52, Junction City, Kansas, engineer.
CLAUDE BLEVENS, 34, Junction City, a fireman.
MRS. LOLA FIREBAUGH, Rawlings, Wyo.
Sterling Daily Gazette Illinois 1929-12-23