Perkiomen, PA Train Wreck, Oct 1907

TWO INJURED IN WRECK

Engine Strikes Fallen Tree, Then Plunges Down Embankment.

A high wind was the cause of a railroad wreck on the Perkiomen branch of the Philadelphia & Reading railway, in which one man was probably fatally injured and another seriously hurt.

A tree was blown across the track and a train of four cars, all crowded, ran into it. The locomotive plunged down an embankment into the Perkiomen creek, and the cars hung on the edge of the embankment.
EDWARD J. MILLER, fireman of the locomotive, received injuries that probably will prove fatal, and the engineer, M. L. GEISSENHAINER, sustained a broken leg. No passengers were injured.

The Indiana Democrat Pennsylvania 1907-10-16

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