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Valencia, PA Train Wreck, Aug 1896


Pittsburg, Pa., Aug. 24 --- The through express train from Chicago on the Pittsburg & Western railway, which was due in this city at 11:35 p. m. was wrecked at Valencia, a small station twenty miles west of here, at 11:30 o'clock today, and more that a score of passengers were injured, four of whom may die.

Just before the passenger train reached that place, there was a collision of freight trains which threw a number of freight cars on to the main track, and the express train, coming along at the rate of thirty miles a hour, plunged into the wrecked freight cars.

Nearly every car of the express was wrecked, and the escape of the passengers from instant death is remarkable.

Daily Enquirer Utah 1896-08-25

article | by Dr. Radut