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Hortons, PA Train Wreck, Aug 1902


Milk Trains Collide, a Sad Wreck Being Piled Up.

Middletown, N. Y., Aug. 4.---A head-on collision between milk trains on the Ontario and Western railroad at Hortons, Delaware county, resulted in the death of four persons, the wrecking of two engines and the ditching of several cars.

The dead:

ANDY O'NEAL, Norwich, engineer of the southbound train;
ROBERT REESE, this city, fireman of the same train;
MICHAEL TULLY, trainman;
FRANK E. MONROE, this city, trainman;
BENJAMIN ST. JOHN, the engineer of the other train, jumped from the cab, escaping injury.

Mansfield News, Mansfield, OH 4 Aug 1902

article | by Dr. Radut