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Red Bank, PA Passenger Train Derails, Sep 1928



(By United Press.)
Kittanning, Pa., Sept. 29. -- Two trainmen were injured at Red Bank, twenty miles north of here today, when a passenger train of the Pennsylvania Railroad was wrecked. No passengers were reported injured.
The train, No. 912, which operates on the Allegheny Division, left Buffalo, N. Y., last night at 11:25 and was due in Pittsburgh at 8:30 a.m. today.
The locomotive, two express cars, one day coach and three Pullmans left the track, railroad officials reported.
Those injured were:
F. E. DOTTERER, engineer, of Pittsburgh.
J. A. SALLADA, fireman, of Oil City, Pa.
The injured were brought to the Kittanning hospital for treatment. Both were reportedly badly scalded by steam from the locomotive, which left the track and overturned. The extent of the injuries was not known. The locomotive was badly damaged, but the cars which left the track, most of which remained upright, were not badly wrecked, officials reported.
Although passengers in the coaches were thrown from their berths and severely shaken, none required attention of physicians.
Railroad officials dispatched a relief train from Pittsburgh to care for the passengers.
Railroad officials were unable to give complete details of the wreck, pending a visit and inspection at the scene of the accident. It was thought a faulty rail may have caused the engine to leave the track and the coaches followed.
The tracks were torn up for several hundred feet and traffic was delayed, some trains having been re-routed to make their schedules.
Wrecking crews from Phillipaton and Oil City were dispatched to the scene and normal traffic was resumed over the line shortly after noon.
Railroad officials opened an investigation at noon to determine the cause of the wreck.

Altoona Mirror Pennsylvania 1928-09-29

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