Metuchen, NJ Engineer Killed In Accident, June 1914
KILLED AS HE LEANED FROM CAB.
ENGINEER S. C. MASTERS, OF THE PENNSYLVANIA RAILROAD, FATALLY INJURED NEAR METUCHEN, WHEN STRUCK BY PASSING EXPRESS TRAIN.
Metuchen, N.J., June 22. -- S. C. MASTERS, engineer of a Pennsylvania railroad freight train which left Jersey City, was struck by a locomotive of the Washington express train 166 as he was leaning out of his cab window looking for trouble in the mechanism of his locomotive and instantly killed.
Recently MASTERS was transferred with a number of other Pennsylvania engineers from Jersey City to the Edgemore freight terminal yards in Maryland. This kept him away from his home most of the time. Taking advantage of being on the Jersey City end of his run he had dinner today at home with his family just before starting his fatal trip.
Alderman Hulit, a former Pennsylvania railroad engineer, took MASTERS place at the throttle and ran the freight train several miles to the nearest signal tower at Metuchen, whence the accident was reported to Jersey City.
New Brunswick Times New Jersey 1914-06-22