Easton, PA Train Wreck, Oct 1895
A MISPLACED SWITCH.
It Causes a Serious and Fatal Wreck on the Lehigh Valley Railroad.
EASTON, Pa., Oct. 29. -- A head on collision between two fast freight trains caused a serious wreck on the Lehigh Valley railroad at South Easton. One engine crashed into a wall on one side of the track, and HENRY GOGLER, a brakeman, of South Bethlehem, who was riding between the engine and tank, was caught in the wreck and had both legs crushed so badly that he died at the city hospital an hour afterward.
The accident was caused by a misplaced switch. WILLIAM FEGLEY, the switchman, has disappeared. Traffic was delayed several hours.
Ticonderoga Sentinel New York 1895-10-29