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Hyndman, PA Train Wreck, Sept 1908

Hyndman PA Train Wreck, photo from


Wreck Near Hyndman Demolishes Train and Injures Brakeman

While going around a curve at Red Rock, one half a mile west of Hyndman a B & O train of 13 cars loaded with coal this morning jumped the track, almost completely demolishing several of the cars. A broken wheel is said to have been the cause.

With the exception of A. M. Lockwood a brakeman nobody was injured. Engineer J. Schwartz and Conductor A. Swomen were in charge

of the train and both escaped with slight minor injuries. On account of the wreck trains No. 6 and 17 are making a detour around by the way of Pahmont. As soon as news oft he wreck reached Connellsville a wrecking rain went to the scene and is now busily engaged [illegible] the wreck.

The Daily Courier, Connellsville, PA 3 Sept 1908

article | by Dr. Radut