Lodi Junction, NJ Train Wreck, Sept 1889
Saved by the Engineer.
NEW YORK, Sept. 28.----The Haverstraw express from Jersey, ran into a freight train on a siding at Lodi Junction, causing a bad wreck of the engine and several freight cars. None of the 200 passengers were injured. Engineer Theodore Sperman reversed when he saw the misplaced switch, and though he could not avert the collision, he saved the passengers by sticking to his post. Fireman Young jumped and was badly hurt. He was also terribly burned by being showered with vitriol from a wrecked car that contained the acid. He will die.
Mitchell Daily Republican, Mitchell, SD 29 Sept 1889