Pittsburgh, PA Train Wreck, Sept 1911

Cars Crash Into Flyer.

Pittsburg, Sept. 25.---Train number 28 on the Pennsylvania railroad, known as the Eighteen-hour flyer between Chicago and New York, was in collision thirty minutes after leaving this city early yesterday, killing one trainman, injuring four others and one passenger, H. D. Faulkner of Jersey City, N. J.

The train left here shortly after midnight and was held up by a tower man near Larimer, 20 miles east of here.

While the train was at a standstill, a train of fifty empty freight cars was let in on the same track and crashed into the flyer, in his hurry threw the wrong levers of the interlocking switch system.

Seven freight cars were derailed blocking the four tracks for several hours. None of the passenger cars left the track. The flyer was provided with a new locomotive and proceeded east three hours late.

S. E. Campbell, fireman on the flyer, was caught between the tender and the cab of his engine and crushed so badly that he died before he could be moved.

The Grand Forks Daily Herald, Grand Forks, ND 26 Sept 1911

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