Talmojea, KS Train Accident, Jun 1882

A Shocking Accident

(Special to The Kansas City Times.)

Atchison, June 27. -- A terrible affair is reported from Talmojea, a small station on the new extension of the Missouri Pacific. A tornado and rain storm passed over that town at 8 o'clock. A train of six cars was on the siding there; they were started down grade at the rate of thirty miles an hour by the wind and passed on to the main track. A mile below town a section gang of six men and a boss were overtaken by the storm. They climbed beneath the car for protection, while the foreman stood behind a post to watch. The roar prevented anything being heard. The wild cards crashed into the poor fellows, three of whom were killed instantly, the others being so injured that they will die; the foreman alone escaped.

The Evening Star, Kansas City, MO 28 Jun 1882