Brandsville, MO Train Wreck, Aug 1908
ONE DEAD; TWO DYING
Southeastern Limited Wrecked In Missouri.
DUE TO A DEFECTIVE TRACK
Fireman Killed, Engineer Fatally Scalded and Mail Clerk Probably Mortally Hurt â€“ Engine and Mail and Baggage Cars Turned Over.
SPRINGFIELD, Mo., Aug. 26. -- Northbound passenger train No. 206 on the St. Louis & San Francisco railway, known as the Southeastern Limited, was partially derailed this morning two miles north of Brandsville, Mo. JAMES S. O'NEILL, the fireman from Springfield, was killed; H. B. COLVIA, engineer of Springfield, was fatally scalded; a mail clerk was probably mortally hurt and several passengers were more or less seriously injured.
The engine and the mail and baggage cars turned over and were badly damaged.
A telephone message from the scene says the accident resulted from a defective track.
The dead and injured were transferred to another train and taken to Springfield. The train was due in Kansas City at 10 A. M. and carried a heavy list of passengers.
Syracuse Herald New York 1908-08-26