Kobeen, PA Train Wreck, Oct 1912

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THREE MEN DEAD

As Result of Head-on Collision Near Shippensburg, Pa.

Hagerstown, Md. Oct. 7. -- Three trainmen were killed, another was probably fatally injured and four other trainmen more or less seriously hurt in a head-on collision between a train of empty passenger cars and a freight train at Kobeen, Pa., near Shippensburg today.
The dead:
E. S. M'CLAIN, conductor passenger train.
J. W. FREDERICK, fireman.
C. R. GORDEN, fireman.
Of those injured, FRANK KRAUSE, freight conductor, is expected to die from the effects of burns. M. L. ATHEY, brakeman and M. U. BREAM, engineer, received serious wounds but are expected to recover. The freight train belonged to the Philadelphia & Reading railroad which uses the Western Maryland between Hagerstown and Shippensburg.

The Mansfield News Ohio 1912-10-07

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TRAINS COLLIDE, TWO DEAD, 5 HURT

HAGERSTOWN, MD., Oct. 7. -- Two trainmen were killed and five persons injured in a head-on collision early to-day between a westbound Western Maryland passenger train and a Philadelphia & Reading eastbound freight at Koben, near Shippensburg, Pa.
The dead are: C. B. GORDON, of Hagerstown, brakeman on the passenger train; J. B. FREDERICK, of Harrisburg, Pa., fireman on the freight train.
Three trainmen and two passengers were severely cut and bruised. The brakeman of the freight, whose name is not known, may not survive.

Trenton Evening Times New Jersey 1912-10-07

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TWO KILLED; FIVE INJURED.

(By United Press.)
Hagerstown, Md., Oct. 7. -- Two trainmen were killed and five injured in a head-on collision early today between a west bound western Maryland passenger train and a Philadelphia and Reading east bound freight at Kobeen, near Shippensburg, Pa.
The dead: C. B. GORDON, of Hagerstown, brakeman of the passenger train; J. B. FREDERICK, of Harrisburg, Pa., fireman on the freight. Three trainmen and two passengers were severely cut and bruised.

The Lima News Ohio 1912-10-07

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TWO KILLED, FIVE HURT IN WESTERN MARYLAND WRECK
Passenger Train Collides With Freight Near Hagerstown, Md.

Two trainmen were killed and five injured in a head-on collision early today, between a westbound Western Maryland passenger train and a Philadelphia & Reading eastbound freight at Kobeen, near Shippensburg, according to reports received here.
The dead are C. B. GORDON, of Hagerstown, brakeman, passenger train; J. B. FREDERICK, of Harrisburg, fireman on the freight. Three trainmen and two passengers were cut severely and bruised.

The Daily Courier Connellsville, Pennsylvania 1912-10-07