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Gallitzin, PA Train Accident, Mar 1909

----Robert H. Mengle, of Altoona, employed as a railroad brakeman, while on his way to Pittsburg on a pleasure trip, fell from a train near Gallitzin and was run over and killed. About the same hour Samuel Gravbill, a track watchman, who lived at Lilly, was run over and instantly killed while in the performance of his duties.

The Wellsboro Agitator, Wellsboro, Pa 17 Mar 1909



article | by Dr. Radut