Huttons Station, PA Train Wreck, Sept 1858
Terrible Railroad Disaster.
PITTSBURGH, Sept. 2. --- A terrible disaster occurred last night at 8 o'clock, on the Allegheny Valley Railroad, near Hutton's Station, 12 miles above Pittsburgh. The Kittaning train coming down, stopped at Tarentum and hitched to a car containing a large party returning from Camp meeting. When the train reached the above mentioned point the Tarentum car was thrown from the track by the breaking of the cross-bar connecting the brakes, and the car rolled down a steep embankment, turning over twice.
At the first revolution, the roof was torn off and the passengers scattered over the ground, mangling the bodies of some of them horribly.
MARY ANN, daughter of J. T. KINCAID, of this city, was instantly killed. A large number were more or less injured.
JOHN ROCKLEY'S skull was broken, and J. McCREARY'S arms were broken.
Among the slightly injured are: MR. And MRS. KINCAID, MRS. R. DONALDSON, MR. And MRS. CARBEN, MR. And MRS. JOHN SLIDELL, MR. And MRS. J. WRIGHT and daughter, MR. And MRS. H. SOEMAN, MR. And MRS. MEYER, E. HAZELTON, DR. JOHN PERCHMENT, MRS. KAUFFMAN, HENRY LYNCH, and MR. And MRS. MANN.
A coroner's jury sat on the body of MISS KINCAID, and exempted the company and employees from blame.
The Erie Observer Pennsylvania 1858-09-04
Terrible Accident on the Alleghany Valley Railroad â€“ List of the Killed and Wounded.
PITTSBURG, Thursday, Sept. 2.
A terrible disaster occurred last night at 8 o'clock on the Alleghany Valley Railroad, near Hutton's Station, twelve miles above Pittsburg. The Kitanning train coming down stopped at Tarentum Station and hitched on a car containing a large party returning from camp-meeting. When the train reached the point mentioned, the Tarentum car was thrown from the track by the breaking of the cross-bar connecting brakes. The car rolled down a steep embankment, turning over twice. At the first revolution the roof was torn off, and the passengers scattered over the ground, mangling the bodies of some of them terribly. MISS MARY ANNE, daughter of J. T. KINCAID, of this city, was instantly killed, and a large number more or less injured, including the following:
JOHN ROCKLET, skull fractured.
J. M. McCREARY, arms broken.
Among those slightly injured are:
MR. AND MRS. KINCAID.
MRS. R. DONALDSON.
MR. AND MRS. CARVER.
MR. AND MRS. JOHN SLIDELL.
MR. AND MRS. JAMES WRIGHT and Daughter.
MR. AND MRS. H. LOEMAN.
MR. AND MRS. MEYER.
DR. JOHN PERCHMENT.
MR. AND MRS. MAIN.
The killed and wounded reside mostly in Pittsburg and vicinity. They were brought here last night. A coroner's inquest, held over the body of MISS KINCAID, exculpates the Company and employes from blame.
The New York Times New York 1858-09-03
Researched and Transcribed by Stu Beitler. Thank you, Stu!