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Wickliffe, PA Train Wreck, Feb 1893

ERIE, Penn., Feb. 23.---To-day a freight plunged into a light engine at Wickliffe, causing the death of Engineer James Gill, the mortal wounding of Engineer M. Brown, and the serious injury of his fireman, J. Wilson. Gill's engine was under way when struck, and it ran a few miles with the engineer in his seat. The dead engineer's home was at Pinesville and the others lived at Collinwood.

The New York Times, New York, NY 24 Feb 1893



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