Bridal Veil, OR Train Wreck, Feb 1906
FOUR PERSONS KILLED IN AN OREGON WRECK
TRAIN CRASHES INTO A COACH
LIMITED FAILS TO SEE SIGNALS AND DASHES INTO REAR OF THE SPECIAL.
DISABLED ENGINE CAUSE OF DISASTER
ENGINEER STOPPED ON THE MIDDLE OF THE TRACK TO MAKE NEEDED REPAIRS.
Portland, Ore., Feb. 6.-Four persons were killed and ten were more or less seriously injured in a collision today on the Oregon Railway and Navigation company's line near Bridal Veil, Ore. The dead:
E. L. SINOOTT, of Portland, an employe of the American Type Founders association.
J. T. HENRY.
A. E. EDWARDS, of Portland.
The more seriously injured: MRS. W. RILEY, of Walla Walla, Wash; JAMES J. RUSSELL, East Oakland, Cal.; Engineer SWAIN of No. 5 Portland.
Into Rear of Special.
Passenger Train No. 5 known as the Pacific Express from Chicago, ran into the rear of Passenger No. 3, known as the Spokane-Portland special, which was standing on the main track with a disabled engine. A brakeman had been sent back with the customary signals, but through some mishap the limited was not stopped.
From advices received at the division superintendent's office in Portland an injector pipe on the engine burst when Engineer Swain had tried to stop it.
Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND 7 Feb 1906
Transcribed by Linda Houston. Thank you, Linda!