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Roaring Branch, PA Train Wreck, Aug 1901

Coupling Pin's Break Caused Wreck

Elmira, N. Y., Aug. 30 -- The breaking of a coupling pin caused a wreck at Roaring Branch, Pa., on the Northern Central railroad, yesterday morning, which resulted in the death of Engineer J. C. McKAY, of Elmira. Fireman C. F. ARTLY leaped from the engine in time to avoid the crash, which derailed several cars and demolished engine No. 3,186 (could read 3,136).

The News Frederick Maryland 1901-08-30



article | by Dr. Radut